02/21/2017 (Tue) 04:44:05
Once again, I am not Walrus. My site was not broken, and I did not spam /tech/.
reCAPTCHA *is* effective enough. Google offers a difficulty slider when you generate an API keypair and the maximum difficulty is enough for nearly any site (I can barely solve them as a human). The minimum is quite good too; in practice even a dumb captcha whose answer is always the same keeps out nearly all spam.
reCAPTCHA *is* easy for end users. Many just need to click on a check box.
Obviously a captcha can't be perfectly effective and easy for end users at the same time, but reCAPTCHA's difficulty slider lets individual Tokumei sites decide what balance they want.
I write user-friendly software with good UX not because I am a hipster (I personally hate material design) but because I am selling my software to users. For most users, material design is friendly. For the rest, I provide an excellent API so you can post from the command line or write your own interface. The material web interface also provides an easy way to install custom CSS to strip material bits you don't like. I don't know what else you want.
If you think Tokumei is HN hipstershit, you have not read a line of code.