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Bug 10408 - FancyCaptcha should have blacklist for string combinations
FancyCaptcha should have blacklist for string combinations
Product: MediaWiki extensions
Classification: Unclassified
ConfirmEdit (CAPTCHA extension) (Other open bugs)
All All
: Normal enhancement (vote)
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Assigned To: Nobody - You can work on this!
Depends on:
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Reported: 2007-06-29 14:31 UTC by Brion Vibber
Modified: 2009-10-06 18:48 UTC (History)
4 users (show)

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Description Brion Vibber 2007-06-29 14:31:03 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. ;)
Comment 1 Platonides 2008-10-23 21:38:11 UTC
A new one -

Or they are really uncommon or people doesn't report them. Perhaps removing 'hits' from the word list would be enough.
Comment 2 Ilmari Karonen 2008-10-25 21:10:13 UTC
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.
Comment 3 Ilmari Karonen 2008-10-28 20:28:51 UTC
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.
Comment 4 Platonides 2009-10-06 15:09:38 UTC
On ticket #2009100610015643 the customer mailed us complaining because he got "yourcrazy"
Comment 5 FT2 2009-10-06 15:16:16 UTC
"Hit" or "hits" is a bad one for other reasons too ("cows hit"?)
Comment 6 FT2 2009-10-06 15:18:02 UTC
ah, sorry, I missread "appended" as "prepended". Duplicate of comment #2
Comment 7 Emufarmers 2009-10-06 18:48:01 UTC
This was actually fixed in r23563 a few hours after the bug was originally filed, but there's no default blacklist (bug 21025).

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