Last modified: 2007-01-24 02:52:00 UTC

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Bug 8469 - Arithmetic CAPTCHA doesn't accept correct answer
Arithmetic CAPTCHA doesn't accept correct answer
Product: MediaWiki
Classification: Unclassified
General/Unknown (Other open bugs)
PC Windows XP
: Normal normal (vote)
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Assigned To: Nobody - You can work on this!
Depends on:
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Reported: 2007-01-03 10:28 UTC by brianna.laugher
Modified: 2007-01-24 02:52 UTC (History)
0 users

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Assignee Huggle Beta Tester: ---


Description brianna.laugher 2007-01-03 10:28:52 UTC

We have received reports on Wikimedia Commons of the arithmetic CAPTCHA problem
not accepting the correct answer to allow anonymous editors to (for example) add
external URLs.

"79 - 3 = and 19 + 0 = both refused to accept 76 and 19, right now it's 74 + 8 =
and I'll try that without any URIs. Worked, but only because I removed my very
fake URI."

I tried to replicate the problem by logging out and adding URLs to a page, but I
wasn't able to. (all my correct answers were accepted.)

Is there anything I can ask this user ( ) to look for when
they have this problem, in order to identify more what it might be? Sorry this
is a pretty vague bug report.

Comment 1 Brion Vibber 2007-01-04 07:37:15 UTC
Cookies must be enabled.
Comment 2 brianna.laugher 2007-01-04 14:07:32 UTC
I just added the line "You must have cookies enabled in your browser, otherwise
your answers to these tests will not be accepted." to MediaWiki:Captchahelp-text
on Commons. I suspect this might be a useful addition to the message on all sites.
Comment 3 Rob Church 2007-01-04 23:20:08 UTC
I've updated the English default to include this in r18820, although this will
not appear on wikis with local copies.
Comment 4 brianna.laugher 2007-01-24 02:52:00 UTC
Guess it is ok now, I will reopen if I get more reports of problems.

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