[Python-Dev] Summary of Tracker Issues
g.brandl at gmx.net
Wed May 16 08:27:55 CEST 2007
Terry Reedy schrieb:
> "Georg Brandl" <g.brandl at gmx.net> wrote in message
> news:f2bnlr$b14$1 at sea.gmane.org...
> | Terry Reedy schrieb:
> | > How about asking a Python specific question, with answered filled in
> | > that multiple choice selected: I would be willing to make up a bunch.
> And I would spend longer than a couple of minutes at 3am to do so.
> | There are two problems with this:
> | * The set of questions is limited,
> but unbounded. I would aim for, say, 50 to start
> | and bots can be programmed to know them all.
> by hacking into the site? or by repeated failed attempts?
By requesting a registration form over and over, and recording all
questions. A human would then answer them, which is easily done for
50 questions (provided that they are *not* targeted at experienced
Python programmers, which shouldn't be done).
> Then someone
> has to answer the questions correctly to put the correct answers in. A lot
> of work for very temporary access (a day?) to one site.
Assuming that you don't replace all questions after killing the bot account,
he can get the access again very easily.
> Then maybe I reword the questions or add new ones, so more programming is
> | * Even programmers might not immediately know an answer, and I can
> | understand them turning away on that occasion (take for example the
> | binding" term).
> I would expect and want review by others, including non-American,
> non-native-English speakers to weed out unintended obscurities and
That's necessary in any case.
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