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Bug 11585 - Add URL whitelist for CAPTCHA
Add URL whitelist for CAPTCHA
Status: RESOLVED FIXED
Product: MediaWiki
Classification: Unclassified
Page editing (Other open bugs)
unspecified
All All
: Low enhancement with 1 vote (vote)
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Assigned To: Nobody - You can work on this!
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Blocks:
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Reported: 2007-10-06 23:54 UTC by Duncan Harris
Modified: 2012-07-30 06:19 UTC (History)
2 users (show)

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Description Duncan Harris 2007-10-06 23:54:33 UTC
A CAPTCHA has to be solved by new users/logged-out users if they create a new external link.  This is to prevent spamming, OK great.  So why do it to websites that reliable?

examples:

media websites, e.g.
- bbc.co.uk
- nytimes.com

government websites
-.gov
-.gov.uk
- .mod.uk

misc, e.g.
- jstor.org

etc?

Now links to Wikimedia websites are be approved without the CAPTCHA.  So presumably there is a list (somewhere) of approved websites, and this can be extended?

If so there needs to be a process whereby such sites are suggested, approved, and then added to the system.
Comment 1 Majorly 2007-10-07 00:00:27 UTC
I think the blacklist <http://meta.wikimedia.org/wiki/Spam_blacklist> is (or should be) involved here. Blacklist sites can never be entered anyway. Maybe a whitelist of good sites exists somewhere?
Comment 2 Brion Vibber 2007-10-15 23:30:55 UTC
Changed summary to clarify.
Comment 3 AlexSm 2012-07-30 03:48:52 UTC
It looks like this feature was implemented since 2007 so this bug can be closed.

http://www.mediawiki.org/wiki/Extension:ConfirmEdit#URL_and_IP_whitelists

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