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Bug 11078 - Disable CAPTCHA for bot flagged accounts
Disable CAPTCHA for bot flagged accounts
Product: MediaWiki
Classification: Unclassified
Page editing (Other open bugs)
All All
: Normal enhancement (vote)
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Assigned To: Nobody - You can work on this!
Depends on:
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Reported: 2007-08-27 06:13 UTC by Matt
Modified: 2007-09-10 07:07 UTC (History)
3 users (show)

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Assignee Huggle Beta Tester: ---


Description Matt 2007-08-27 06:13:02 UTC
On several wiki's I have to run bots under my own account (especially if they are urgent) as they are constantly asked for a CAPTCHA on introducing new external links. Would it be possible to exempt bot flagged accounts from requiring this?

If it is already possible but not enabled, could this bug be changed to enable bots skipping CAPTCHAs on enwikinews?

Comment 1 Aaron Schulz 2007-08-27 06:30:07 UTC
By default, registered bots can skip captchas. Not sure why you are being prompted.
Comment 2 Brion Vibber 2007-08-27 18:44:24 UTC
It'll help to investigate if we know which account you're having trouble with.
Comment 3 Matt 2007-08-28 05:00:26 UTC
[[User:IdeaBot]] on en wikinews. It was temporarily bot flagged (now unflagged as consensus to flag not yet reached, I can possibly get reflagged for more testing if required), and that did not affect the CAPTCHAs at all. Maybe its enabled for enwikinews?
Comment 4 Brion Vibber 2007-08-28 15:13:54 UTC
It should work, and works in my local testing.
Comment 5 Matt 2007-08-29 01:51:55 UTC
Hmmm... could it be a configuration issue?
Comment 6 Andrew Garrett 2007-09-10 07:07:47 UTC
Has worked in testing - no reason has been given to believe that it doesn't work. Closing as WFM for now.

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