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Denise ([staff profile] denise) wrote in [site community profile] dw_news 2012-03-17 06:04 am (UTC)

[personal profile] fu did a lot of really hard work to integrate them with our existing code! I'm really happy we were able to do it -- I've hated image-based captchas for ages, but without them you wind up getting a lot more spam than you do with them. We haven't noticed any real jump in spam volume since switching to Text Captcha that wasn't already happening due to our increase in traffic -- if anything they're harder for spambots, since natural-language processing is harder than optical character recognition -- so I'm cautiously hopeful this will be a great improvement for both accessibility and spam prevention.

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