|Random Graphics Instead Of Captchas|
Ways to improve Turing tests
| 7:02 pm on Dec 15, 2006 (gmt 0)|
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I have been thinking that a better method than captcha would be to display a random graphic or image of every day, unambiguous articles like a cup, spoon, fork, ball, etc. The user could be asked to input the name of the article for verification. Wouldn't this be much harder to detect?
If this idea is stupid disregard it. If you use it make a million send me cheque. :)
| 7:37 pm on Dec 15, 2006 (gmt 0)|
Language could be an issue? I guess you could theoretically bolt it into a translator...
| 10:12 am on Dec 16, 2006 (gmt 0)|
There are lots of options and variations that could be used. For example you could ask what colour is the image, etc.
Added: I don't really see language being any more of a problem than it is in other situations. In the English version of the site you would have an English list, in the Spanish version a Spanish list, etc.
Para me no es dificil.
[edited by: BeeDeeDubbleU at 10:16 am (utc) on Dec. 16, 2006]
| 2:37 am on Dec 18, 2006 (gmt 0)|
Very interesting topic. Personally, I am all for the comprehensive elimination of CAPTCHA systems. A random photo/illustration solution that is rotated at random, in my mind, is a far more feasible and user-friendly alternative even if just for the short term.
| 5:06 pm on Dec 18, 2006 (gmt 0)|
Yes, I think this idea has possibilities. There are lots of variations in questioning techniques that could be used to ensure that the visitor is human.