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Lack of Interest Nucaptacha implimentation

Discussion in 'Closed Suggestions' started by akia, Feb 16, 2011.

  1. akia

    akia Well-Known Member

    It would be good if Xf implemented Nucaptacha

    http://www.nucaptcha.com/

    I've been using it on a wordpress blog and it stops just about all spam.
     
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  2. James

    James Well-Known Member

    What makes this better than reCAPTCHA?

    Plus, with reCAPTCHA we are helping digitalise books and other documents!!!
    http://www.google.com/recaptcha/learnmore
     
  3. akia

    akia Well-Known Member

    reCAPTCHA has been cracked and is no longer effective

    This one uses a video so its harder for bots to beat.
     
  4. James

    James Well-Known Member

    It may use video but isn't that creating unnecessary overhead? reCAPTCHA has been cracked, but it'll soon be changed again to use a different mechanism no doubt?
     
  5. Shamil

    Shamil Well-Known Member

    I personally think that this is better.
     
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  6. Tomble

    Tomble Active Member

    reCAPTCHA has become increasingly less user friendly over time, back when it was first released it was very usable but sadly it appears as though in their attempts to slow down the bots they've sadly had to make it as bad as what it replaced. As for whether Google's book copying program is (well was, they actually have consent for the most part now) a good thing to encourage, I'm not so sure, but then I doubt when they see money in something they need any encouraging :p.

    Edit: And perhaps I rather missed the main point. As said by others, reCAPTCHA is broken and from what I remember reading it has been for a while now so unless they take a dramatic change in approach I'm not sure how they'll improve it without being reduced to making the text so unreadable that you'll have to spend ten minutes examining the reCAPTCHA pixel by pixel. Or use a bot to do it for you :p.

    That does seem an interesting approach, I would assume it would take a few months, perhaps a year for the bots to get through that if the two types of object / animal are of a similar colour and size in the picture. It also seems relatively user friendly.

    Though does it work without JavaScript? And the same with Nucaptcha, if that relies on video will that work for those without the required plug-in / browser, and also what about those using mobile devices or with slow connections?
     
  7. Kier

    Kier XenForo Developer Staff Member

    Asirra is unsupported and unusable without Javascript. I've been in touch with the authors to ask if these problems will be resolved, and they will not, as Asirra was only ever a research project. Therefore, Asirra is not suitable as a generic CAPTCHA system for XenForo.
     
  8. Grover

    Grover Well-Known Member

    I wholeheartedly agree: http://xenforo.com/community/threads/alternative-for-captcha-drag-right-icon.9627/#post-132060

    And yes, my experience (on my vB3.8 platform) is that reCAPTCHA is indeed broken, because the spam keeps coming and coming. Just last week I decided to use the Q&A Captcha for the first time... and I tell you I have should done that much sooner: no spam whatsoever anymore!
     
  9. Disclaimer: I work for NuCaptcha.

    NuCaptcha does not require Flash or JavaScript to function, and it works well on all browsers, including mobile. There is information on the website here:
    HTML5 and Mobile Support

    The NuCaptcha team is available to answer any questions and even to provide support integrating it into your platform.
     
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  10. Tomble

    Tomble Active Member

    That's brilliant news, thanks for the information [​IMG]. Certainly sounds like it would be worth incorporating this as an option.
     
  11. Jaxel

    Jaxel Well-Known Member

    Wow... NuCaptcha looks great... I want!
     
  12. a legacy reborn

    a legacy reborn Well-Known Member

  13. FredC

    FredC Well-Known Member

    I quickly watched the video, that was pretty cool..
     
  14. a legacy reborn

    a legacy reborn Well-Known Member

    It=Epic
     
  15. ragtek

    ragtek Guest

  16. John L.

    John L. Well-Known Member

    Not to drag up an old thread, but was this ever looked at seriously? I think it can be useful to offer these types of options. Especially for those of us who no longer enjoy recaptch and how incredibly hard it can be to read. It actually turns registrants off.
     
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  17. Panupat

    Panupat Well-Known Member

    ... I was a bit skeptical at first. But seeing the video, I actually think this is a really really nice reCaptcha replacement. Their text is clear, clean, easy to read. Compare to those reCaptcha text that are so impossible to read for human. I sometimes even think that reCaptcha are made to be read by bots.
     
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  18. EQnoble

    EQnoble Well-Known Member

    I tried registering so I could play around with this and throw it in with some forms and I can't even get the registration email to go through. :-/

    Update....I am just stupid....i really misspelled my email addy when registering :-/

    moving on...
     
  19. Markos

    Markos Well-Known Member

    LOL! Totally Agree.

    Nucaptcha seems nice.
     
  20. whynot

    whynot Well-Known Member

    Until they program the bots to make a screenshot when the red characters are in the middle.;)
     

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