[Mediawiki-l] about captcha.py image generator

Rob Church robchur at gmail.com
Wed Feb 8 04:16:07 UTC 2006


I would imagine that if it were added to the core code, it would be
configurable.


Rob Church

On 08/02/06, Terry Auspitz <mediawiki-l at clubjuggle.com> wrote:
> I would hope that if a captcha system were added to MediaWiki, it would
> be strictly optional?
>
> I have concerns about accessibility, and a captcha use would actually be
> illegal in some installations.
>
> ~Terry
>
> Rik Wade wrote:
>
> >A captcha system is a much needed extension for MediaWiki, so thanks to
> >those working on it. My experience so far with automated or "undesirable"
> >edits is that they could be stopped by turning off anonymous edits and
> >using a captcha system for user registration.
> >
> >Is it anticipated to use the MediaWiki captcha extension for all edits, or
> >will the option be available to use them only for user registration? I
> >understand that security comes at a price in terms of usability, but
> >entering a captcha string for every edit may be too cumbersome for
> >prolific editors.
> >
> >How about having a 'level of trust', where certain users can be flagged to
> >bypass the captcha system for their edits? Therefore, new editors will
> >need to input a captcha string for each edit, but those who have been
> >flagged by the admins will not need to do so? I suppose this would work
> >for small Wikis, but not for anything as busy as Wikipedia.
> >
> >
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