Anybody know a FOSS, non-evil alternative to Google's captcha service?

Ideally one that also doesn't force users into a brief life of indentured AI servitude to produce free labor for some third party...

@gabe One technique you might try is to add an extra form input to your page and tell humans not to fill it in. Maybe visually hiding it.

Bots will generally assume they should, and that's how you catch them.

This is called a "honey pot".

@alcinnz Wow, I can't believe I a) hadn't thought of that and b) hadn't seen anyone else mention it until now.

Thanks for the idea!

@gabe @alcinnz

You can also simply Hide it using CSS and Bot gonna fill it anyway 😅 its very common so that can be a reason.

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