I'm interested both in improving our user stats and stamping out spambots.
Dan, how do we know that those 17 percent were predominantly humans?
I've heard that automated captcha cracking is common. Perhaps so, but if
taking away captchas increases the workload of stewards and admins, that
situation presents a need for tradeoffs between making registration be easy
for humans and making registration be difficult for bots.
On Nov 6, 2014 9:34 PM, "Dan Garry" <dgarry(a)wikimedia.org> wrote:
On 6 November 2014 21:06, Tim Starling
I think it would be best if we just removed the
captcha, rather than
deploying a new engine.
I'd absolutely love that.
On the mobile app, almost everyone who tries to create an account is shown
a captcha. Of those people, 31% of them get the captcha wrong on their
first try, and 17% of those people give up trying to create an account. The
success rate for account creation is less than 50%, in no small part due to
I'd love to eliminate giving our users that headache.
Associate Product Manager, Mobile Apps
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