Look, we can debate the proper and private way to do Captchas all day, but if we remove the existing implementation we will be plunged into a world of hurt.

I run tucson.social - a tiny instance with barely any users and I find myself really ticked off at other Admin’s abdication of duty when it comes to engaging with the developers.

For all the Fediverse discussion on this, where are the github issue comments? Where is our attempt to convince the devs in this.

No, seriously WHERE ARE THEY?

Oh, you think that just because an “Issue” exists to bring back Captchas is the best you can do?

NO it is not the best we can do, we need to be applying some pressure to the developers here and that requires EVERYONE to do their part.

The Devs can’t make Lemmy an awesome place for us if us admins refuse to meaningfully engage with the project and provide feedback on crucial things like this.

So are you an admin? If so, we need more comments here: https://github.com/LemmyNet/lemmy/issues/3200

We need to make it VERY clear that Captcha is required before v0.18’s release. Not after when we’ll all be scrambling…

EDIT: To be clear I’m talking to all instance admins, not just Beehaw’s.

UPDATE: Our voices were heard! https://github.com/LemmyNet/lemmy/issues/3200#issuecomment-1600505757

The important part was that this was a decision to re-implement the old (if imperfect) solution in time for the upcoming release. mCaptcha and better techs are indeed the better solution, but at least we won’t make ourselves more vulnerable at this critical juncture.

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    11 months ago

    Oh! I just remembered something. Isn’t there a site that recommends a lemmy instance? Might it make sense that multiple users found your website because they change the recommendation to distribute new users to smaller instances (hourly perhaps)? Does that sort of pattern hold in this case?

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      111 months ago

      I checked join-lemmy.org right after this happened- and a few other times. Refreshed multiple times.

      To date- I have never seen my instance listed up there.

      • th3raid0rOP
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        111 months ago

        Interesting, I definitely see mine. I’m wayyyyyy at the bottom of the popular section, (likely due to the 9 bots that added themselves before I banned the accounts.).

        I wonder if one of the settings in your firewall is blocking that particular bot?

        I don’t recall when I would’ve done the same, but I do recall not being on join-lemmy until - well - now actually.

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          111 months ago

          /shrugs. isn’t much in the way of firewall logic, even at the cloudflare logic. Although- only :443 is actually forwarded to go anywhere.