congyingzhou

Speaks for itself, prevents robots and things like this happening:


Proof: Look at the last post of this topic. The ST would say ‘this is not real’ instead of saying ‘we are always trying to prevent spam’. Since only the ST can stop it, thus they must have seen it because the spam has stopped now.

Note: The image is real, no editing, it really happened



We could use a CAPTCHA like that.

Supporters:
  1. @BlueStarPort
  2. @ThatOneWeirdDude
  3. @LuckyLucky7
  4. @EZ-Games
  5. @CatsUnited
  6. @NilsTheBest
  7. @VFDan
  8. @DownsGameClub
  9. @c_l_0
  10. @Robby_Blue
  11. @Troyer_Kem
  12. @AFNNetworkK12
  13. @-Reshiram-
  14. @smileycreations15
  15. @I-Iz-A-Litten
  16. @EeveeLegends
  17. @Green_Cookie
  18. @VideoGamerCanInvent
  19. @Mr_PenguinAlex
  20. @KDT123
  21. @FrostyRAhAz
  22. @D-ScratchNinja
  23. @Nambaseking01

gVAsriKaTlKX

this may be a good idea

apparently the last captcha was removed because it was ReCAPTCHA, which blocked out legitimate Chinese users. So instead of creating a custom CAPTCHA that isn't blocked by the Chinesese Gubbmint, ST just removed the CAPTCHA and put nothing in its place, which I think is one of the few legitimately bad decisions ST has made, next to how Scratch handles bitmap images.

BlueStarPort

gVAsriKaTlKX wrote:

this may be a good idea

apparently the last captcha was removed because it was ReCAPTCHA, which blocked out legitimate Chinese users. So instead of creating a custom CAPTCHA that isn't blocked by the Chinesese Gubbmint, ST just removed the CAPTCHA and put nothing in its place, which I think is one of the few legitimately bad decisions ST has made, next to how Scratch handles bitmap images.
^ This would be a good idea. Support, this would prevent spambot attacks.

ThatOneWeirdDude

Support, again WE DONT NEED 50 BOTS SPAMMING THE FORUMS

LuckyLucky7

I didn't see this happen because I don't go to the other language forums that much, but support because if this happened in this forum, it would be a much bigger problem.

EZ-Games

Support, don't want to see spam in the forums and really all over the website.

CatsUnited

Support because automated spambots aren't great. I'd like to see what other CAPTCHA options are available other than ReCAPTCHA (which doesn't work in mainland China) and make sure that they're easy for Scratchers to do and isn't a victim of government censorship by a major country.

NilsTheBest

Again? Support, the ST should definitely consider this more as a priority - those bots are getting tiresome. I'm sure a captcha wouldn't hurt anyone anyways either.

VFDan

I support. These bots are getting tiresome to report. We cannot use ReCAPTCHA however. as it is blocked in Mainland China, where there are 1.2 million Scratch users.

DownsGameClub

For starters, I would recommend this type of captcha, which I found on a webcomic site:


I find this type of captcha very intuitive and easy to use. As shown in the image, you simply match the answer choice with the character's name that is on the photo itself.
We can easily substitute this for sprite characters that Scratch uses, and put the sprite's name on it.

Accessibility options for the hearingvisually impaired may be needed but so far I haven't come up with ideas. Anyone else have some?

c_l_0

Support. We don’t need bots.

congyingzhou

NilsTheBest wrote:

Again? Support, the ST should definitely consider this more as a priority - those bots are getting tiresome. I'm sure a captcha wouldn't hurt anyone anyways either.
eh, I think I received a 404 and made a duplicate topic

congyingzhou

LuckyLucky7 wrote:

I didn't see this happen because I don't go to the other language forums that much, but support because if this happened in this forum, it would be a much bigger problem.
I found it because I accidentally tapped ‘recent posts’

Robby_Blue

Support! Bots are one of the worst things that could happen to Scratch.

Flowermanvista

hey quick question, why am i not in the supporters list

Troyer_Kem

Support. I hate bots. At least this should prevent this.

coder2045

congyingzhou wrote:






Whoa….. That must be super annoying.
For the main idea, support for the “What is this name” blocker, but not the one where you select the squares with trafffic lights (or crosswalks or trucks or stores….) Those take me about 50 tries to pass it.

AFNNetworkK12

coder2045 wrote:

congyingzhou wrote:






Whoa….. That must be super annoying.
For the main idea, support for the “What is this name” blocker, but not the one where you select the squares with trafffic lights (or crosswalks or trucks or stores….) Those take me about 50 tries to pass it.
That’s ReCaptcha, which is blocked in Mainland China which VFdan said.
Also, support. It can help crack down bots.

-Reshiram-

Support because spam is annoying and no one likes it, so this would help.

smileycreations15

support