captcha type support for user registration?

Stephen Finucane stephen at
Tue Jan 31 20:57:58 AEDT 2017

On Wed, 2017-01-25 at 10:46 -0600, Andy Doan wrote:
> My ITS recently noticed that some people are using the registration
> form 
> on our patchwork servers to send out confirmation emails to random 
> addresses. I was wondering if anyone else had experienced that or
> had 
> implemented some type of protection against this abuse?

I don't operate a Patchwork instance so I can't say about the
regularity of such abuse. Jeremy might be able to offer better advice,

>  From the looks of the patchwork code, there's nothing built in. 
> However, it does look like we might be able to easily add a captcha
> type 
> field to the registration form[1]. Would this be something of
> interest 
> to you guys?

Sounds good to me. If it could be an optional component (i.e. one could
run Patchwork without whatever dependencies captcha support would
provide), I'd be happy to take a patch.


> 1: 
> -forms/
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