Why do we have to enter a captcha after every single post?
You could easily make it so a user only has to enter a captcha once every X posts.
It's L I T E R A L L Y the only site feature capable of slowing down ban evaders. Would love to see more catchpas stacked on the front end of a session to force new IPs to solve 10+ before their initial post.
I don't really post a lot, and I've noticed something.
If I don't post for say 10 hours, then I don't have to fill out captchas when I post again. The first 2 or 3 posts - no captchas. Then it starts again.
It seems like I'm being "rewarded" by not posting a lot and taking long, daily breaks (sleep etc).
captchas are to prevent spam bots. spam bots do not post infrequently. the more you post, the more likely you're a spam bot and the more captchas you'll get. if you post a lot, you'll start getting multiple captchas per post and then eventually the unsolvable ones.
That was because you could check your ban without having to type in a captcha.
People would run a script to check a list of proxies to find unbanned proxies, but they can't do that any more, therefore spam bots are no longer a problem.
And besides, there could be a reward system.
After typing in 10 captchas you only have to solve a captcha once every three posts, after typing in 20 captchas you only have to solve a captcha once every 5 posts, etc.
They don't need to use proxies. The Cornelia spambot, for example, was a trojan that used the victim's computer to spam 4chan. It used the victim's IP to post here.
Also, the reward system is pretty simple to bypass. Just type 200 captchas and boom, you fill up an entire board of spam threads.
Even the dumb js script back in 2007 or 8 was a pain in the ass. Then came the color boxes. By 2010, traffic increased threefold and Cornelia found enough cretins to murder the entire site. Now with even more retards here, the spamtrojans would be completely unmanageable.
Captcha every post is a necessary evil.
Captcha every X posts would stop that just fine, as would captchas only for IE users, or even increased posting cooldowns when posting on multiple boards.
Besides, if Hiroyuki really wanted to stop malware, he would stop advertising malware.
The answer to OP's question is "yen."
You are probably connected to the botnet, that's why, moron. Accounts with enough weight, in my experience, don't need to captcha at all.
Yes, OP, I agree. Lets make the captcha even looser. As someone who quite regularly spams threads, why should I have to fill out 200 captchas to post 200 times, when I can just do 50 instead! It's genius OP! All that time I've spent solving captcha can be decreased and I can spam even harder now! Thanks OP!
>as would captchas only for IE users
why do you think this?
people can spam from any other browser and spambots can spoof their user agent to appear to come from any arbitrary browser.
>Captcha every X posts would stop that just fine
no, it would just make it less costly to spam. Spam bots that spam sites that implement captcha typically forward the captcha to some actual person who is getting paid a small amount to solve the captcha.
>Besides, if Hiroyuki really wanted to stop malware, he would stop advertising malware.
Advertising it lets him get paid for it. Spam bots annoy the users and don't pay him.