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Bug 13484 - Allowing disabling captchas for certain groups and actions
Allowing disabling captchas for certain groups and actions
Status: NEW
Product: MediaWiki extensions
Classification: Unclassified
CountEdits (Other open bugs)
unspecified
All All
: Low enhancement (vote)
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Assigned To: Nobody - You can work on this!
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Reported: 2008-03-23 09:54 UTC by Chris
Modified: 2011-04-14 15:12 UTC (History)
3 users (show)

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Description Chris 2008-03-23 09:54:58 UTC
Can the captcha for admins when creating accounts please be turned off. It would making managing the account request backlog easier.

- Chris
Comment 1 Aryeh Gregor (not reading bugmail, please e-mail directly) 2008-03-23 17:31:31 UTC
Is this a configuration issue or a software issue?  The default configuration has $wgGroupPermissions['sysop']['skipcaptcha'] = true;.  Is this not working correctly, or was it deliberately overridden on Wikimedia for some reason?  If it's still set to that default on MediaWiki, this should be refiled as a MediaWiki extensions bug.
Comment 2 Chris 2008-03-24 02:49:33 UTC
This is a configuration issue. As I understand it the default configuration was deliberately overridden when several admin accounts where hacked, and one admin was found to have gone rouge. However admins shouldn't have to do captchas for account creation because an admin mass creating accounts used for vandalism will be found out pretty quickly, plus autoblocks should stop the other accounts editing.
Comment 3 Aryeh Gregor (not reading bugmail, please e-mail directly) 2008-03-24 14:03:46 UTC
It's not possible to skip captchas for certain groups and certain actions, it seems, only for certain groups for *all* actions (or certain actions for all groups).  In particular, sysops would be exempt from captchas for failed logins, which is bad!

This needs to be fixed in the software first, I guess, so I'll refile as that.  Once this is fixed a shell bug can be filed.
Comment 4 Platonides 2008-10-23 21:02:20 UTC
(In reply to comment #3)
> It's not possible to skip captchas for certain groups and certain actions, it
> seems, only for certain groups for *all* actions (or certain actions for all
> groups).
skipcaptcha right skips the confirm for all skippable captched actions, but 
for badlogin it's always shown.

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