Last modified: 2009-10-06 18:48:01 UTC
It wouldn't hurt to add a blacklist option for the captcha image generator. When combining words, sometimes you get... interesting combinations which weren't intended. ;)
A new one http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wikipedia:Village_pump_(technical)#Offensive_word_in_captcha - http://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/Image:WikiCaptcha_offensive_word.png
Or they are really uncommon or people doesn't report them. Perhaps removing 'hits' from the word list would be enough.
Removing "hits" from the wordlist would probably be reasonable -- it's going to produce an unfortunate combination whenever it gets appended to a plural word. I believe that'd make this a Wikimedia configuration issue.
Filed a separate bug 16166: Remove "hits" from CAPTCHA dictionary. We can leave this bug for discussion of the merits of a potential blacklisting feature.
On ticket #2009100610015643 the customer mailed us complaining because he got "yourcrazy"
"Hit" or "hits" is a bad one for other reasons too ("cows hit"?)
ah, sorry, I missread "appended" as "prepended". Duplicate of comment #2
This was actually fixed in r23563 a few hours after the bug was originally filed, but there's no default blacklist (bug 21025).