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Could require solving a captcha to submit anonymous questions? [closed]

asked 2012-03-02 13:29:06 +0200

Alexander Wilms gravatar image

updated 2012-03-02 15:22:20 +0200

Since we already got quite some spam it'd be nice to block this with a captcha if one submits a question anonymously.

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answered 2012-03-02 15:02:53 +0200

cloph gravatar image

No - captcha won't help, as the spammers are not anonymous, they register using an email address/openID just like everyone else. So adding a captcha will not help. (furthermore the spammers didn't bother to check "ask anonymously", but used their nick)

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Right, and it doesn't seem the current SPAM is automated, which is the primary reason to use CAPTCHAs.

MagicFab gravatar imageMagicFab ( 2012-03-04 16:40:10 +0200 )edit

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