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Re: ASDF Help Thread. [Serious]

Post by assdef » Thu Oct 25, 2018 12:38 am

Requiring someone to show an ID card at the time of voting could be seen as a form of voter suppression. Poor people can't afford to obtain IDs, or the locations to get an ID aren't necessarily accessible (e.g., you live in a rural area and have to drive to a city to get an ID, but don't have a car). A registration process allows citizens to get assigned to specific voting districts without having to pay for or obtain an ID.

US elections are on Tuesdays because of farmers in the 17th Century. It was never updated to something convenient like the weekend because A) weekend days are held sacred in some religions so having a vote then when, for examples, orthodox Jews can't conduct business on Saturdays, would violate religious freedom, B) people in this country hold tradition in way to high esteem, as if voting on a Tuesday is a religion in and of itself, and C) making it harder for working class citizens to vote by only voting on a week day drives down voter turnout, which works to the advantage of one of the major US political parties.

Let me be absolutely clear that none of these reasons I feel are good reasons. But you asked why a Tuesday, and I have answered.
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Re: ASDF Help Thread. [Serious]

Post by Greyson » Thu Oct 25, 2018 5:23 am

Thanks for the insight! :)

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Post by atomtengeralattjaro » Thu Oct 25, 2018 8:27 am

Thanks assdef, that explains it.
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Re: ASDF Help Thread. [Serious]

Post by vraiment » Sun Nov 11, 2018 9:39 pm

assdef wrote:
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Requiring someone to show an ID card at the time of voting could be seen as a form of voter suppression. Poor people can't afford to obtain IDs, or the locations to get an ID aren't necessarily accessible (e.g., you live in a rural area and have to drive to a city to get an ID, but don't have a car). A registration process allows citizens to get assigned to specific voting districts without having to pay for or obtain an ID.
In Mexico you are required to show your ID to vote.

Mexican districts are defined by postal code (as far as I know there is no gerrymandering) and when you reach 18 years old (that moment you become a citizen formally) you have to go to the offices of the voting institution of your district to acquire your voting ID (because of this your voting ID is enough to prove you are old enough to drink or to identify yourself when boarding a plane for example).

When you elections come you can vote only at the polls located in your district ONCE. If you change your address you need to get a new ID or go vote to your old district.

Fun fact, mexican drivers license cannot be used as ID in general.
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Post by atomtengeralattjaro » Wed Nov 25, 2020 9:44 pm

What questions should I set for the forum to ask on registration?
There is a question/answer thing that will ask a random question and each can have a set of accepted answers, to prevent spammers from registering.
There is a new influx of spammers lately and the current set (which isn't very good) doesn't seem to help at all now.

(Captcha images are just broken, and I don't want to use google AI training crap or basically anything that would send data to third parties.)

So, any suggestions welcome!
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Post by Froggychum » Wed Nov 25, 2020 10:27 pm

I guess the best thing to do would be to ask something that a bot couldn't do...

So, like, you could ask "What is the sixteenth word on the en.wikipedia page for '[Random thing]'"

Though, that would probably make a lot of possible new users lose interest in registering...

Maybe ask a question like "What color is this image" followed by a colored square or smth

I don't really know I'm kind of tired, but definitely avoid asking math questions or things that a bot could gather from present information (from what's in your question to the page it displays on)

Then again... that might be unncessarily high security for a web forum... maybe just have them solve a quick puzzle. it's no less annoying than captcha... maybe just common riddles, or have them solve an acronym or smth
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Re: ASDF Help Thread. [Serious]

Post by atomtengeralattjaro » Thu Nov 26, 2020 9:59 am

Yeah, I tried to have some unique questions but they were kinda bad and apparently easily broken...
Actually for now I've decided to add a "sortables captcha" plugin, it makes you sort two columns of things by dragging. I've added some options, you can see this also in the contact us form.
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Re: ASDF Help Thread. [Serious]

Post by Ivokyuftaf6666 » Fri Nov 27, 2020 9:36 am

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What questions should I set for the forum to ask on registration?
I did not see this question of yours earlier, because I do not check every day the sections besides the Games section.
I think that if you are about to make such a form of checking whether a human or a bot is registering an account, you should ask a question that every human could answer. For example... "Who has the highest number of posts in the ASDF Games section?". :smile:
If you ask a hard question in the form for registering an account, then there will be humans who will not be able to register an account.
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