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From Andrew Jaquith <>
Subject Re: ReCaptcha?
Date Fri, 18 Sep 2009 13:45:07 GMT
I haven't committed to doing this just yet; I'm being careful not to  
step on Jannes's toes, because he wrote the SpamFilter code, and I  
want his input before I go too much further.

But yes, I agree that if we were to rework the code, moving the  
messages into bundles would be good. I find the messages a bit cheeky  
also, and it would be nice to be able to customize them.

The basic idea you described (splitting the SpamFilter into smaller  
chunks) is what I had in mind for the refactoring. This is what I  
meant by the reference to a series of new stackable "Inspector" classes.


On Sep 18, 2009, at 8:23, "Dalen, Andre van" < 
 > wrote:

> Hi Andrew,
> Looks like you also could split the combined filter into a few more
> basic
> filters and let the JSPWiki take care of combining them.
> (i.e. a chapta filer, spamwords filter, externallinks filter, number  
> of
> edits filter, etc.)
> While you're at it, could you have a look at making the messages
> configurable?
> I have been confronted by users that did not like the tongue-in-cheek
> messages telling them they could not do what they wanted because of  
> some
> Herb :-)
> I ended up hiding the SpamFilter in a closed collapsebox because of  
> it.
>    regards, Andre
> -----Original Message-----
> From: Andrew Jaquith []
> Sent: vrijdag 18 september 2009 14:13
> To:
> Cc:
> Subject: Re: ReCaptcha?
> Good points. I do think it makes sense to have a reCaptcha option
> among others that might arise.
> On a side note, I'm fooling around with SpamFilter to make it a lot
> more extensible. I have this idea about stackable "Inspector" objects
> that extract the current (rather complex) logic into separate
> implementions, but which collaborate on the outcome. The driver for
> this was the need to have better integration with the view layer and
> additional captcha systems.
> I'll run the design by you when it firms up, but my initial
> experiments look very promising. I think you'll like it a lot.
> Andrew
> On Sep 16, 2009, at 17:21, Janne Jalkanen <>
> wrote:
>> Google is well known for their embrace and extinguish -tactic. It
>> would be unlikely that ReCaptcha will get any new development.
>> The captcha system we have is designed to be pluggable, so it should
>> be possible to add other systems as well. More the merrier; then we
>> won't be subject to corporate whims...
>> /Janne
>> On Sep 16, 2009, at 23:31 , Andrew Jaquith wrote:
>>> Any thoughts on ReCaptcha? Google just bought them. I thought this
>>> might be a nice addition to what we offer now (Asirra) -- maybe
>>> even a
>>> replacement for it.
>>> Andrew

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