Last modified: 2012-07-30 06:19:18 UTC

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Bug 11585 - Add URL whitelist for CAPTCHA
Add URL whitelist for CAPTCHA
Product: MediaWiki
Classification: Unclassified
Page editing (Other open bugs)
All All
: Low enhancement with 1 vote (vote)
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Assigned To: Nobody - You can work on this!
Depends on:
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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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Assignee Huggle Beta Tester: ---


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?


media websites, e.g.

government websites

misc, e.g.


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 <> 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.

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