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Discussion in 'Web Feedback' started by It_IS_Lupus, Nov 6, 2014.

  1. Padfoote

    Padfoote Brick Thrower Team Member Forum Moderator

    And the ones with slightly different colors are impossible for people like me who can't see the difference between them. I've failed numerous CAPTCHAs because they aren't setup for colorblind people.
     
  2. jordsta95

    jordsta95 New Member

    Oh I totally forgot about that. They should always be black and white, because think about those odd 1 in a million (probably more than 1 mill) people who are COLOURblind, as in they only see stuff in greyscale :/
     
  3. Nerixel

    Nerixel New Member

    What about the disability mode that plays an audio file? I've never seen a CAPTCHA which doesn't have that, besides FTB wiki's old system (the one that relied on questions about FTB and community).

    Edit: Also, way more than one in a million ;)
     
  4. Padfoote

    Padfoote Brick Thrower Team Member Forum Moderator

    It's a fairly significant portion of males that are colorblind, so more than a million. :p
    Forgot about those. NoScript blocks them for me I think.
     
  5. jordsta95

    jordsta95 New Member

    I know that, but I didn't mean colourblind to blue or green (most common ones) I meant they couldn't see colour at all...
    I think it's like 1 in 100 people who are colourblind :p
     
  6. Yusunoha

    Yusunoha New Member

  7. HeilMewTwo

    HeilMewTwo New Member

    You have no idea how tempted I am...
     
  8. Vauthil

    Vauthil New Member

    I know this isn't said in total seriousness, but just in case people are curious, the bots we usually get won't bother with PMs. They're SEO bots and thus need to post in public. PMs get them nothing as their clients are paying them to build "organic links", not actually hawk their products. This, by the way, is why they're perfectly okay with posting total gibberish as long as their URLs and a couple keywords get in there, and why my (unpopular) suggestion for dealing with the spambot issue is to simply not allow new users to post URLs until they've made a handful of other posts first (it's unpopular because it precludes new users from making bug reports; I haven't dug through the modules for how XenForo handles it but on my vBulletin forums this is something I can handle granularly on a per-forum basis so I can make especial exceptions like that).

    The ones that would actually futz around in PM -- actual advertising bots -- aren't all that common anymore (their era was 10 years ago, give or take), particularly on forums with niche demographics and smaller user bases (which, in the grand scheme of things, this one is). That said, one of the default checkbox functions on our Spam Cleaner button is to delete any and all PMs they have sent, so if we were to get a wave of adbots and people use the in-Conversation Report function we can deal with those without needing to involve direct admin intervention (Reports from a Conversation include the specific single post that is reported, so we can see that much to verify before culling).

    And, speaking of spambots, since I'm going to sleep now (it's 1:30am in my part of the world) the rest of the ones for tonight are up to other folks with access to the Spam button to nuke. =)
     
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  9. jordsta95

    jordsta95 New Member

    I wish I could help more, but alas no :(
     
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  10. CoolSquid

    CoolSquid New Member

    Are all links here marked with nofollow? We don't want to help those bots.
     
  11. Nerixel

    Nerixel New Member

    I just tested a spam post with this tool (perfectly relevant name, by the way), it looks like links in posts are nofollow. Others, like navigation links, however, are follow.

    Edit: Considering how fast the spam posts are removed anyway, I'd be surprised if bots got to it before it got removed.
     
  12. Yusunoha

    Yusunoha New Member

    it seems the bots can sense that there's a pax going on...
     
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  13. HeilMewTwo

    HeilMewTwo New Member

    If they could they would go. :p
     
  14. Nerixel

    Nerixel New Member

    They'd start shouting their nonsensical messages instead of typing them xD
     
  15. HeilMewTwo

    HeilMewTwo New Member

    And still make more sense than half the people there.
     
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