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Weekly Now Using Capcha

Original post made by Capcha Cop, Downtown, on Sep 21, 2010

Weekly Now Using Capcha is just another method of potentially tracing IP addresses. Hmmm? Don't want to end up on Dr. Melsons List!

CAPTCHAs are used to stop automated posting to blogs, forums and wikis, whether as a result of commercial promotion, or harassment and vandalism. CAPTCHAs also serve an important function in rate limiting. Automated usage of a service might be desirable until such usage is done to excess and to the detriment of human users. In such cases, administrators can use CAPTCHA to enforce automated usage policies based on given thresholds. The article rating systems used by many news web sites are another example of an online facility vulnerable to manipulation by automated software

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Posted by Stacey
a resident of Amberwood/Wood Meadows
on Sep 21, 2010 at 10:30 am

Stacey is a registered user.

The PW is re-learning all the lessons about online forum management that many other companies learned years ago. Moderation creates huge administrative overhead in a free-for-all environment.

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Posted by Capcha Cop
a resident of Downtown
on Sep 21, 2010 at 10:37 am

Stacey, are you one of few sane people in this town or what. I like your posts.

"administrators can use CAPTCHA to enforce automated usage policies based on given thresholds."

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Posted by M.
a resident of Downtown
on Sep 21, 2010 at 3:16 pm

M. is a registered user.

Capcha is not used for ip gathering/tracing/etc... Beyond that if the pw wants to know the ip attached to any given visitor it is already available to them. Your ip is not secret or hidden anywhere you go on the internet, ever. Though every time one of these ip collecting/tracing posts comes up I wonder what exactly people think the PW wants, and or will do with one's ip address. We are talking about a free small town weekly newspaper, what crazy scheme do you imagine they have in mind? I will provide a link, so people can understand how the internet works, maybe it will help calm the paranoia. If that isn't enough just go set up a proxy

Web Link

I would advise that maybe it is time to stop drinking the free Kool-aid and dawn your tin foil hats.


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Posted by SteveP
a resident of Parkside
on Sep 22, 2010 at 9:12 am

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Speaking of 'donning' your tin foil hats, has anyone seen cholo post since they starting employing the anti-automated-posting measures?
Just askin......

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Posted by Michael Leonard
a resident of Vineyard Avenue
on Sep 22, 2010 at 1:30 pm

Michael Leonard is a registered user.

Capcha sucks. I avoid sites that us it. Spammers use recognition software to fool it so all it does is make users like me have to deal with an extra step. I can't tell you how many times I have to reenter a Capcha. It sucks. There has to be a better way.

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