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

Edward Kmett ekmett at
Mon Apr 7 17:07:18 UTC 2014

What is Simon's middle name? Is Peyton not part of his surname?

Oh crap. I'm a bot.

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> On Apr 7, 2014, at 10:53 AM, Daniel Trstenjak <daniel.trstenjak at> wrote:
>> 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.
> Greetings,
> Daniel
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