22 August 2005

Poll: enable word verification?

Drew deepened the mutually-assured-destruction safety net we have going here by making me an administrator when i asked about word verification. rather than just enable it directly, though, i figured i'd ask if anyone has any objections or preferences on this subject, as it will affect your comment-posting experience. silence is interpreted as an "aye".

for reference: word verification would require you to type a "wavy" word (e.g., "Viagra") prior to posting comments on an article. this supposedly makes the automated posting of goddamned bullshit by dirty dogfucking bastards less of an issue.

6 comments:

schmonz said...

What would be sweet is some server-side heuristics. Like if I've posted N times before and none of those have ever been deleted by an administrator, I can go ahead and post without the CAPTCHA challenge. (Likewise if I were an admin.)

Now that my bellybutton's devoid of lint, yeah sure, turn that shit on.

dewey said...

I don't think we have any ability to run code on either the server or client side to support any type of comment-restricting functionality...although I'm happy to be wrong on this subject if somebody knows otherwise.

Personally, I think the word verification will be a hassle, but I'm willing to turn it on for a while and give it a try. It's really easy for anyone to turn it off at any time if we decide it's not worth it.

tormp said...

it would be cool if you could choose the word list

ChiliCon said...

These 'word' verification things are really misnamed. At least for blogger.

schmonz said...

lubgno? rielhut?

tormp said...

it's a secret backdoor for bots that speak german.