Trac seems to think I'm a spambot...?

Daniel Trstenjak daniel.trstenjak at
Mon Apr 7 14:53:18 UTC 2014

On Mon, Apr 07, 2014 at 09:27:32PM +0700, Kim-Ee Yeoh wrote:
> What if we replace captcha with a short, static question, the web form
> equivalent of a secret handshake? And give it enough weighting to override
> akismet?
> E.g.
> * What is Haskell's middle name?
> * What is SPJ's middle name?

Yeah, I thought about something similar like: what's the result of 'map (+1) [1,2]'.

> The main drawback to this is that it'll only be a matter of time before
> spammers wise up. But that interval might be long enough for something better
> on the horizon, e.g. akismet gets a lot smarter, better blog posts on tracspam,
> etc.

I don't think that the ghc wiki is of particular interest for spammers
or that they gain a lot by understanding Haskell specifics. Most likely
they will never notice it.


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