The Anti-Spambot...

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The Anti-Spambot...

Postby linkhyrule5 » Thu Mar 27, 2014 1:34 am

... seems oddly humanocentric. I was tempted to put everything but "the national debt" in the "small" column...
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Re: The Anti-Spambot...

Postby Shoal » Thu Mar 27, 2014 6:43 am

what is the antecedent of your post?
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Re: The Anti-Spambot...

Postby Alicorn » Thu Mar 27, 2014 9:09 am

I changed the captcha to something called "sortables" where I make two lists of things and you have to sort them. I had a bit of fun with it :)
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Re: The Anti-Spambot...

Postby Adelene » Thu Mar 27, 2014 9:12 am

The captcha has changed since you signed up, since we had spambots getting in with the original one. The new one involves sorting words into categories, for example

Mountains
Thumbtacks
Skittles
The moon
Elephants
Bread
Electrons
Stars
The national debt

into large and small. ^^
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Re: The Anti-Spambot...

Postby Alphabeta » Thu Mar 27, 2014 9:31 am

Well, it is pretty much intended to discriminate against robots. I suppose if we ever meet aliens or invent robots that should not be discriminated against, a new captcha system should probably be devised.
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Re: The Anti-Spambot...

Postby ozymandias » Thu Mar 27, 2014 1:02 pm

Well, if they're aliens or robots which are approximately human-sized, then we can keep the same captcha system. However it is unfortunately discriminatory against beings that are Thumbelina-sized or Jupiter-sized, who may be confused. :(
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Re: The Anti-Spambot...

Postby Shoal » Thu Mar 27, 2014 10:52 pm

I could make an argument for stars being both large and small. and i'm not sure where bread would go. it's enormous compared to electrons and tiny compared to mountains.
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Re: The Anti-Spambot...

Postby DeAnno » Sun Mar 30, 2014 9:47 pm

A lot of people from alternate realities would probably be pretty mystified by this captcha. You can probably guess a national debt is large, but you might not know what an electron is, much less a Skittle.
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Re: The Anti-Spambot...

Postby Shoal » Mon Mar 31, 2014 5:33 am

we have skittles in my country, but they're pretty new. i bet there are countries that don't have them yet.
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Re: The Anti-Spambot...

Postby DanielH » Tue Apr 01, 2014 1:54 pm

Fortunately, most countries with Alicornutopia also have Google. I was more worried about whether a snow day was pleasing or displeasing news.
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