Archives aided by anti-spam tools

Discussion in 'Public General Chat' started by Meemo, Aug 18, 2008.

  1. Meemo
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    This is a very crafty way of doing things, and if the spammers get their bots reading words that the current OCR software can't, that also helps.
     
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    Very cool stuff. Thanks for sharing. :D
     
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    I heard of this on The Lab with Leo. It is a very cool way to translate books.

    Captchas don't always work because people take that Captcha put it on their site and get their members to translate it for them then the bot just uses that to get on the site.
     
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    Read about this a few months ago. Those CMU nerds come up with the darndest things.
     
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    You need a reasonably active site to bypass Captchas this way, otherwise you won't get someone entering it before you hit the timeout.

    But the more people correctly entering the Captcha code (via whatever method) the more help the archivists are getting. I like the idea of tricking spammers into helping me.
     
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    Yea they said most likely sites to use it would probably be porn sites just for the traffic
     

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