On Thu, Sep 18, 2008 at 04:09:29PM -0400, Zach Uram wrote:
> How about a simple captcha?

I don't think that will work.  For a captcha to be successful against
the evolution of new robot attackers, it has to be a novelty.  If you
use a captcha used by someone else, then as soon as it becomes
recognised it is broken.  I don't see any of us willing to set up a
unique captcha with Netrek theme, given the size of the audience for
this wiki (ourselves, not the players), and the ease of setting up
something like HTTP basic authentication.

Mind you ... should we ever need a captcha for something in Netrek, such
as registration of new player accounts ... then we could start with the
random image nest used on netrek.org screenshot section, and set up
several questions per image:


1.  what is the name of the planet?  [Alpha Centauri, or Centauri]

2.  what is the three letter abbreviation for the planet?  [ALP]

3.  which ship is firing a phase?  [F7, or 7]

4.  how many orion (blue) torps can you see?  [2]

5.  which ship is cloaked?  [b]

6.  etc, etc etc.

Kind of like a visual clue check.

James Cameron    mailto:quozl at us.netrek.org     http://quozl.netrek.org/