Add captcha to Submit Your Feedback Page



Input Graveyard
5 years ago
2 years ago


(Reporter: feer56, Unassigned)



There is a high amount of spam that goes through this page: 

I say that we can reduce it by have users filling out a captcha.
One key idea with Input is to make it as easy as possible for people to give feedback. Adding a captcha will make this harder. On something like a forum, it is important to keep spam out of the stream, so a captcha might be considered. In this case, any barrier, including a captcha, will lower the amount of feedback we get, which is undesirable.

I also question your premise that "There is a high amount of spam that goes through [the feedback page]". Looking at the current front page of, filtered to only show English results, I only see one thing that could be considered spam, which I think is actually a really good ratio. 

In short: I am strongly against this proposal, and think this bug should be WONTFIXEDed.
Will is looking into this in 910767.
Depends on: 910767
I'm looking at spam problems and ways to alleviate our specific spam issues in the context of Input for bug #910767, but I agree with Mike and don't think a captcha is a good solution here. I'm going to mark this one as WONTFIX.
Last Resolved: 5 years ago
Resolution: --- → WONTFIX


2 years ago
Product: Input → Input Graveyard
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