>Captcha beats honeypot. Because a honeypot won't stop targeted spam. IE the malicious user comes to the site and targets the posting function and doesn't fill in the obvious honeypot input.
CAPTCHAs are outdated... and have been for several years now. There are bots which regularly beat google's (old) captcha, let alone some homebrewed version written by an imageboard author. I mean the captcha of lynxchan literally took down this site for several days.
Image recognition/machine learning has advanced to the point where AI can now literally beat captchas more accurately than human users:
"in 2014, Google pitted one of its machine learning algorithms against humans in solving the most distorted text CAPTCHAs: the computer got the test right 99.8 percent of the time, while the humans got a mere 33 percent."
And thats a google captcha, not one written by some random imageboard author. there are people out there using publicly available open sourced ML/image processing libraries to beat captchas, so no, Captcha does not prevent targeted spam any more.
OTOH honeypot method does prevent 99% of low effort drive by spam bots without wrecking your UX.
Finally its not 100% true that a malicious user can target the honeypot method if the honeypot is sophisticated enough (randomized field names and positions per page render).
>Lynxchan has that. On bunkerchan it's currently turned off.
Never seen a lynxchan install where it was obvious.
>Languages are a tool. All that matters is the quality and efficiency of the resulting output code.
No shit but its well known that functional languages are usually operating at a higher level of abstraction than imperative languages which allows you to create features faster and have a smaller codebase which is easier to maintain as well. SEE:
>Can you guess which imageboard has more features? :^)
again, no shit but by that logic you would never write a new imageboard. VIchan is bloated and probably has a ton of security holes that are being exploited by the glow in the darks
. It's also written in PHP which has many security problems as well as being an ugly language.