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htyp.org/Main_Page - should it be:

The HyperTwin Yellow Pages
The HyperText Yellow Pages
The Hedgehog Theory Yellow Pages
The Hardly There Yellow Pages
The Highly Technical Yellow Pages
The Heavily Tooted Yellow Pages
The Horribly Tended Yellow Pages
The Hairy Toadfrog Yellow Pages
...?

I'm thinking I should have all of the alternatives in a file somewhere and just rotate through them every time the page is recached...

@woozle we need to fit the 'anyone can edit' aspect in the HT letters of HTYP.

@zyabin101 ...after I figure out a way to make that true again. (Had to disable anon editing/signups years ago because of spambots.)

I need to figure out how to use Mastodon auth to allow people to sign up...

@woozle

> ...after I figure out a way to make that true again. (Had to disable anon editing/signups years ago because of spambots.)

May I suggest negative captchas. In mission critical forms, put honeypot fields (with `display: none`), and let spambots fill them. Whoever fills a honeypot field loses.

> I need to figure out how to use Mastodon auth to allow people to sign up...

Or that. You'll have to put a clause in the privacy policy that "We won't read your posts", though.

@zyabin101

I've been playing with anti-spam techniques for years... the one that actually seems to work best is to generate a random number between 1000 and 9999, spell it out in English (e.g. three thousand two hundred and twenty-seven) and ask the user to enter in the digits.

Unfortunately a few still slip in per year, and I don't have the time to deal with even that level of spam at the moment (I often don't notice it until much later). <irony>I need a community...</irony>

@zyabin101

> Or that. You'll have to put a clause in the privacy policy that "We won't read your posts", though.

I *think* the way it works with ActivityPub is that I have to request certain permissions from the server, and all I really need is to see the user's profile to verify they exist. No need to get post-reading permission.

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