[Operators] Spam Problem And Its Simple Solution

A a at creep.im
Sat Nov 19 13:45:12 UTC 2016

Hello. Well, seems like XEP-0158 is exactly what I'm describing. So now 
we just need to persuade popular client/plugins developers to support 
it, right?

On 11/19/2016 04:40 PM, Evgeny Khramtsov wrote:
> Sat, 19 Nov 2016 13:53:53 +0100
> Marvin Gülker <m-guelker at phoenixmail.de> wrote:
>> I like the general idea, but the protocol (not the questions
>> themselves obviously) should be standardised into a XEP so that not
>> every client creates its own idea of how to do it. You should suggest
>> it on the xmpp-standards mailinglist.
> I think there is nothing to be standardised, because he is describing
> text-based CAPTCHAs generated on client side which is covered by
> XEP-0158.
> I'm not sure about 2000's (which the topic starter is referring to), but
> I personally didn't see such stuff in modern popular IM clients (Viber,
> Whatsapp, etc). For sure, Viber has some SPIM reporting mechanism
> suggesting SPIM recognition software is running on Viber servers. Even
> Google renders CAPTCHA only for suspicious clients. Since XMPP client
> doesn't have a mechanism to suspect someone, it will render CAPTCHA for
> genuinely legitimate contacts which is annoying.

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