User talk:MikeMol/Captcha's back?

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Captcha's back?

Is the presence of the captcha a conseguence of something I am doing or whatever or it is back also for registered users? --ShinTakezou 17:05, 7 June 2010 (UTC)

It should be back for everyone, but only when someone makes an edit that adds an offsite link. Spambot registration is getting through the initial CAPTCHA, most likely as part of a people solver farm, but it's not as worth it for such attacks to solve CAPTCHAs for every spam edit. Sucks, but there it is. There might be an alternate solution, using random numbers of CAPTCHAs for registration, but that'd require modifying the SimpleCAPTCHA and/or ReCAPTCHA extensions. I can create a "skip captcha" privilege group, if people like, but it would require someone to go through and confirm users after one or two valid edits. --Michael Mol 17:49, 7 June 2010 (UTC)
Personally, I would eventually like to become part of that privileged group, if you have the time to implement it. Specifically, I can no longer use the presence of captcha to remind me that I am not logged in at submit time, and I would like to get that back. But I have no problem waiting for 100 valid edits and 30 different days where I edit content (or whatever other filtering mechanism seems reasonable), if you want to automate it. --Rdm 18:25, 7 June 2010 (UTC)
I think all currently-registered users could be put in that group, regardless; any spam accounts are already banned. Implementing the privilege group is technically easy, too. The problem comes from the need for a human judgement for new accounts. --Michael Mol 18:31, 7 June 2010 (UTC)
I should note that currently I am required to fill out the recaptcha form even when I am signed in, and have added no links and the text of the section I am editing contains no links. --Rdm 15:02, 8 June 2010 (UTC)
Ew. I'm surprised it's doing that. I'd rather deal with a couple more spammers. Went in and checked settings, changed some things. Let me know if it's still a problem. --Michael Mol 15:08, 8 June 2010 (UTC)
I have made several edits, and (including this one) none have required I fill out the captcha form. Thank you! --Rdm 15:55, 8 June 2010 (UTC)
URLs should still require it, FYI. --Michael Mol 15:57, 8 June 2010 (UTC)
Note, however, that now I do not need captcha to submit even when I am logged out (though I have not tried posting any URLs that way). --Rdm 12:04, 9 June 2010 (UTC)
Avoiding spam URLs are the key issue, but I did like having all anon edits bring up CAPTCHAs. Don't have time to fix this week. Later. --Michael Mol 12:28, 9 June 2010 (UTC)

Same for me, no ext link afair, but captchaed anyway. Last edit went smooth captchalessly, thanks —ShinTakezou 18:41, 8 June 2010 (UTC)