Bugs in CPython 3.1.1 [wave.py]

Alf P. Steinbach alfps at start.no
Wed Jan 13 06:56:35 CET 2010


* Terry Reedy:
> On 1/12/2010 6:31 PM, Alf P. Steinbach wrote:
> 
>> Perhaps change to CAPTCHA instead of mail confirmation.
> 
> I disagree. The point of mail confirmation is not just to assure that a 
> human is registering, but that we have a valid email for responses to be 
> sent to. Many issues are filed with inadaquate info (platform, Python 
> version, full traceback, adequate code snippet, or whatever). So we need 
> to be able to reach a person.
> 
> Besides which, automated image recognition + barely paid human captcha 
> farms have made letter image increasingly useless. Many are now so 
> obscure that *I* usually get them wrong.
> 
> If there were to be a 'human verifier' system, it might be better based 
> on file-in-the-blank questions about Python.
> 
> What might be changed more easily is to accept a report but impound it 
> until the confirmation reply. Being able to spit out what one has to say 
> while it is still fresh in the mind should make the email wait more 
> tolerable. What do you think?

I think those are all good points. :-)


Cheers,

- Alf



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