[Python-Dev] Summary of Tracker Issues

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Sun May 20 16:44:33 CEST 2007

    talin> While it is true that there is an arms race between creators of
    talin> social software applications and spammers, this arms race is only
    talin> waged the largest scales - spammers simply won't spend the effort
    talin> to go after individual sites, its not cost effective, especially
    talin> when there are much more lucrative targets.

The advantage of choosing a couple simple topical questions means that in
theory, every Roundup installation can create a site-specific set of
questions.  If each site builds a small database of 10 or so questions then
chooses two or three at random for each submission, it seems that would make
Roundup, a very challenging system to hack in this regard.  It would also
likely be tough to use the porn site human proxy idea as well since
questions will (or ought to be) topical (what is the power operator?, what
does the "E" in R. E. Olds stand for?), not general (what star shines during
the day? what day preceeds Monday?)


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