Weekly Now Using Capcha Around Town, posted by Capcha Cop, a resident of the Downtown neighborhood, on Sep 21, 2010 at 8:35 am
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
Posted by M., a resident of the Downtown neighborhood, on Sep 21, 2010 at 3:16 pm M. is a member (registered user) of PleasantonWeekly.com
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
Posted by Michael Leonard, a resident of the Vineyard Avenue neighborhood, on Sep 22, 2010 at 1:30 pm Michael Leonard is a member (registered user) of PleasantonWeekly.com
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.