bug system "captcha" prompt is misleading
|Reported by:||Owned by:||nobody|
|Has patch:||no||Needs documentation:||no|
|Needs tests:||no||Patch needs improvement:||no|
The captcha prompt for filing a bug (without logging in) presents puzzles like "eight plus three minus two", to which a real human would reply "nine". This answer is not accepted, though, as the captcha wants "9".
The easy fix would be to change the prompt to indicated that the answer should be a string of digits, not the English spelling. Or, alternatively, just spell the problem using digits (e.g., "8 + 3 - 2"). It's a good bet that anything that can beat the latter can beat the former.
And while you're at it, you might as well fix #17791 at the same time (i.e., fix the prompt to not suggest that the bug report "looks like spam").
Change History (7)
comment:4 Changed 3 years ago by
|Triage Stage:||Unreviewed → Accepted|
|Type:||Bug → Cleanup/optimization|