Comment 185 Re: CAPCHA


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Anonymous Cow Herds Can't Vote (Score: 1, Informative)

by Anonymous Coward on 2014-04-28 13:56 (#17K)

Ugh, I didn't find that out until deliberating and making all my selections.


Also, the 1 is most trusted, 8 is least trusted (but yield 8 and 1 point respectively) methodology could be made more clear.

It's this kind of confusion that may have led to inaccurate voting results on another site recently.

Re: Anonymous Cow Herds Can't Vote (Score: 1)

by on 2014-04-28 14:10 (#17P)

The linked wikipedia article goes into great detail (with samples!) of how points are given. There is also a rather large "voting methods" section in wikipedia that give sample ballots of actual elections. I did find it odd that the name-vote from Soylent had the order swapped. In every ballot on wikipedia, "1" is always the highest priority.

Re: Anonymous Cow Herds Can't Vote (Score: 2, Insightful)

by Anonymous Coward on 2014-04-28 14:28 (#17S)

Right, but for what it's worth I do think it was a good idea of zafiro to remove the language about the points in the summary. 1 is 8 and 8 is one, just no. :)

(These are the best damn (and most human-friendly) captchas I've ever seen. Was this your own idea?)

Re: CAPCHA (Score: 2, Interesting)

by on 2014-04-28 19:19 (#183)

Although I looked at a number of different CAPTCHA systems, including rolling my own, I ended up going with

It's simple to implement, accessible (blind people, etc), and much easier than reading a fuzzy/garbled image. :)

Re: CAPCHA (Score: 1)

by on 2014-04-28 19:27 (#185)

Nice. Seems like a good choice. Hopefully it doesn't become too popular; a look at the sample questions on their site made it seem pretty easy to break if someone devoted their attention to it.

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