Umm. No. If ever you want major pushback from the broad international
community, requiring any kind of "documentation" to open an account will
probably work very well. I certainly would never have signed up for an
account on Wikipedia if I'd had to supply an email address.
On 9 November 2014 00:21, Pine W <wiki.pine(a)gmail.com> wrote:
Discussing an option with the community to test
CAPTCHAs with an email requirement makes sense to me. I would support a
small, carefully designed test. If someone is motivated to create a
Wikimedia account and they don't want to register an email, they can be
given the option to have someone help them to set up an account via IRC,
Facebook, or other communications methods.
I'd very much like to hear input from stewards who deal with cross-wiki
spambots, so I suggest that the designers of the test consult with one or
more stewards during the test design process.
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