[thelist] CAPTCHA

Will willthemoor at gmail.com
Sun Aug 9 10:34:54 CDT 2009

recaptcha uses real words - some of them are just too garbled.

careful with interpretive questions - particularly ones where you're
only testing for the english answer. it's a big internet. images (w/o
alt text) and color based ones are just not going to work for some
users. I guess it all depends on the site/audience. I'm on a couple of
topic specific forums that use a question only those interested in the
forum's topic would know the answer to.

still think hidden input or dead simple math is the way to go until
it's a problem.

On Sat, Aug 8, 2009 at 3:07 PM, Chris Price<chris.price at choctaw.co.uk> wrote:
> Hassan Schroeder wrote:
>> And why can't a picture be the CAPTCHA that you have to express in words. Show a photo or drawing of a house, with no ALT IMG description of course, and user has to type in "house" in the text entry box?
>> Uh, wha? That seems iffy.
>> I'd think one person's "house" might be another's "home", or "building",
>> or -- Rorschach test anyone? :-)
> A house may also be a maison. This isn't something you can just take a
> stab at. There must be background research on this.
> But I'd definitely go for the 2 unrelated but real words.
> I hadn't heard of Rorschach - just looked it up. I see a cat.
> --
> Kind Regards
>  Chris Price
>  Choctaw

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