Issue 18167

About creating new account

Reporter: feedback bot
Assignee: bko
Type: Feedback
Summary: About creating new account
Resolution: Fixed
Status: Closed
Created: 2016-01-23 03:15:24.923
Updated: 2017-10-05 15:14:27.706
Resolved: 2017-10-05 15:14:23.312
Description: Dear Sir or Madam,
I try to create an account in GBIF, but failed several times, I don't know why.
I got the message that the CAPCHYA was wrong, but I can't find the place to enter it.
Thank you!

*Reporter*: Shouhui Wei
*E-mail*: []]]>

Author: hoefft
Comment: [] You mentioned something about the Captcha not working in China due to their firewall. I assume this is the issue?
Created: 2016-01-26 14:51:59.463
Updated: 2016-01-26 14:51:59.463

Comment: yes this definitely is. I am contacting him to create an account manually. Later we need to find a way around it.
Created: 2016-01-27 03:58:02.889
Updated: 2016-01-27 03:58:02.889

Author: mblissett
Created: 2016-01-27 11:13:45.719
Updated: 2016-01-27 11:13:45.719
Why do we even have the captcha?  There's nothing you can do with multiple accounts that you can't do with one, and no way to create content useful for spammers.

Could we replace it with a numeracy one ("What is 3 + 9?"), a picture one ("Select the lion"), or simply remove it?

Comment: It was introduced to prevent spammers from further polluting our user db. I think we can find an alternative that doesn't rely on external services.
Created: 2016-01-27 13:46:44.918
Updated: 2016-01-27 13:46:44.918