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Create a CAPTCHA that is also a useful micro edit
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During the Mediawiki Architecture Summit there was a break-out session about new ways of editing and improving the API
https://etherpad.wikimedia.org/p/APIReform

One thing that came up was the section on Captchas being considered harmful

This ticket is the suggestion to turn captchas into actually useful micro-edits, like the classic reCAPTCHA (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/ReCAPTCHA) did with scanned images. this could be a number of different things, image editing/cropping, OCR (commons to wikisource), or edits as currently developed by WikiGrok.

For example you could first show a Wikidata item without an "instance of" to a number of users and let them decide if it's a person or not. Then once some data has been gathered you could use the same question as a captcha and check against the previous answers you got.

See also: T34695: Implement, Review and Deploy Wikicaptcha

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Dzahn created this task.Jan 26 2015, 7:38 PM
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In Bugzilla i would have selected "enhancement" in the "importance" drop-down, but here in phab i am unsure now how to prioritize it.

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This is a terrific idea. Another possibility would be to use this to tag / categorize pictures on Commons (e.g. "Is this a picture of an animal?" or "Is this a picture of a person?" etc.). Topic recognition is something that machines are terrible at, but it's cheap for human brains.

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This is a terrific idea. Another possibility would be to use this to tag / categorize pictures on Commons (e.g. "Is this a picture of an animal?" or "Is this a picture of a person?" etc.). Topic recognition is something that machines are terrible at, but it's cheap for human brains.

However, this might have the same Accessibility problem described at T6845: CAPTCHA doesn't work for people with visual impairments.

Could this be a task for Possible-Tech-Projects ?

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This is a message posted to all tasks under "Backlog" at Possible-Tech-Projects. Outreachy-Round-11 is around the corner. If you want to propose this task as a featured project idea, we need a clear plan with community support, and two mentors willing to support it.

This is a message sent to all Possible-Tech-Projects. The new round of Wikimedia Individual Engagement Grants is open until 29 Sep. For the first time, technical projects are within scope, thanks to the feedback received at Wikimania 2015, before, and after (T105414). If someone is interested in obtaining funds to push this task, this might be a good way.

This is a message posted to all tasks under "Backlog" at Possible-Tech-Projects. Outreachy-Round-11 is around the corner. If you want to propose this task as a featured project idea, we need a clear plan with community support, and two mentors willing to support it.

Quim: see my comment on the Outreachy Round 11 page

Hi, I would like to know more about this project and what goals it wishes to accomplish. I think I would like to work on it as a part of @Outreachy11 once I have a better understanding of what is expected of it. Thanks.

Our previous attempts to push CAPTCHA related projects as Possible-Tech-Projects have failed because of lack of community consensus. This one needs clear community support before being proposed.

Hi, I would like to know more about this project and what goals it wishes to accomplish.

Hi @Anmolkalia, thanks for your interest in contributing! The task description describes current problems and expectations for this task but if you have specific questions about this task, please don't hesitate to explicitly ask them in this task!
And for general information how to get started working on code, please see How to become a MediaWiki hacker. Thanks!

hi, I want to work on this project because i have different idea's to implement .

@lamneha, see my comment above T87598#1684302. This task is not ready for Outreachy yet.

well i wish that in future i will contribute for this

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Sumit added a comment.Sep 10 2016, 9:44 PM

This looks like an interesting project. Any consensus to move this forward for Outreachy-13?

I think that in any case design an implementation ready for Wikimedia might be too much for an internship? What about limiting the scope to research of similar projects out there and proposing a plan for Wikimedia?

Outreachy is not GSoC, and non-coding projects are eligible too. This might also be a way to get involved mentors specializing in design, research, or design research -- instead of pure developers.

Sumit added a comment.Sep 14 2016, 6:54 PM

@gpaumier @RobLa-WMF @He7d3r can we have this one for the current Outreachy-13 internship?

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Wikimedia is participating in Outreachy Round 14. Would someone from Design Research mentoring/Design-Research willing to mentor for this task? Remember, each outreach project requires a minimum of one primary mentor and co-mentor. @gpaumier @He7d3r would you be interested?

Removing the Possible-Tech-Projects tag as we are planning to kill it soon! This project does not seem to fit in the Outreach-Programs-Projects category in its current state, so I am not adding that tag right now!

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