On Thu, Sep 18, 2008 at 7:03 PM, James Cameron <quozl at us.netrek.org> wrote:
> 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:
> http://netrek.org/img/scrshots/scrshot20.png
> 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.

I like it.