On Thu Dec 04 2014 at 2:45:39 PM Chris Steipp <csteipp(a)wikimedia.org> wrote:
On Wed, Dec 3, 2014 at 9:15 PM, Chad
On Wed Dec 03 2014 at 8:18:53 PM MZMcBride
> svetlana wrote:
> >On Thu, 4 Dec 2014, at 15:02, MZMcBride wrote:
> >> We disabled the CAPTCHA entirely on test.wikipedia.org
a few weeks
> >> The wiki seems to be about the same.
It probably makes sense to
> >> slowly disabling the CAPTCHA on
wikis until users start to shout.
> >>Perhaps we'll disable the CAPTCHA on the rest of the phase 0 wikis
> >It would be nice. What are these wikis? Can we ask them for permission
> >their village pumps?
> Err, group 0, not phase 0!
> <https://noc.wikimedia.org/conf/highlight.php?file=group0.dblist> is
think we can convince the various affected communities. :-)
Patch up for review: https://gerrit.wikimedia.org/r/#/c/177494/
Do we have metrics for the effect the change has had on testwiki,
before we roll this out further? Number of accounts registered, number
of those who are later blocked for spam, number of edits reverted as
With SUL, disabling captcha for account creation on one wiki
effectively means we have disabled it on all wikis (create account on
testwiki, visit enwiki, you're autocreated, edit!).
I definitely support experimenting, I just want to make sure we're
collecting and watching the right numbers while we experiment.
Well that was a fun experiment for an hour. Turns out captchas do actually
stop a non-zero amount of spam on non-test wikis.