On 21/01/13 08:04, Chris Grant wrote:
Not sure about enwiki, but from my experience with
hosting smaller wiki's
CAPTCHA's are pretty useless (reCAPTCHA, FancyCAPTCHA, some custom ones).
The spambots keep on flooding through.
I've found its much more effective to just use the AbuseFilter.
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I've had a similar experience with what are probably similar projects.
Abusefilter and phalanx do a lot more to actually block unwanted stuff
than a simple captcha, and generally without disrupting good faith edits.
Also have the option to give the users more information about what to do
in fuzzier cases, and why they need to... it's rather helpful when set