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From Tony Collen <>
Subject Image-Based Authentication (Was: Re: [proposal] Doco)
Date Wed, 29 Oct 2003 01:27:46 GMT
Stefano Mazzocchi wrote:

> On Tuesday, Oct 28, 2003, at 13:10 Europe/Rome, Steven Noels wrote:


>> We have seen similar abuse on the Cocoon wiki as well. Rather than 
>> completely offload the burden of moderation to a bunch of people, we 
>> should come up with an upfront facility for blocking automated abuse. 
>> Similar to the facilities found in MSN Hotmail, Paypal and others who 
>> use some generated image to validate sign up for their system, having 
>> something like this Sapience thing might reduce the moderation burden 
>> in the long run.
>> It's cool for sure, but it might be some good way to make sure only 
>> humans edit content, and not a bunch of malevolent bots.
> That is a *very good point* and I think you are perfectly right: we 
> should put it into Doco. Any idea on how to do it?

I spent an afternoon implementing it. It's a complicated beast, and it 
uses the intercepted flowscript in a big huge ugly hack... BUT... it 
works, which makes me happy :)  Check it out at [1] -- please go easy on 
it since this is my personal box at home and on my cablemodem.  I will 
clean it up and add it to the samples once I get my CVS problems 
straightened out.


> -- 
> Stefano.



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