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Bug 27545 - Extension:reCAPTCHA has badly worded message
Extension:reCAPTCHA has badly worded message
Product: MediaWiki extensions
Classification: Unclassified
ConfirmEdit (CAPTCHA extension) (Other open bugs)
All All
: Lowest trivial with 1 vote (vote)
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Assigned To: Nobody - You can work on this!
Depends on:
Blocks: messages
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Reported: 2011-02-18 22:34 UTC by Purodha Blissenbach
Modified: 2013-04-22 16:16 UTC (History)
4 users (show)

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Assignee Huggle Beta Tester: ---

fixed recaptcha extension message file (1.67 KB, patch)
2011-02-20 16:02 UTC, Frank Selton

Description Purodha Blissenbach 2011-02-18 22:34:42 UTC
The message MediaWiki:Recaptcha-createaccount

" To help protect against automated account creation, please type the two words you see in the box below: "

is both wrong, euphemistic, and misleading.

Users are not protected from SPAM or automated account creations,
when they enter two words, and the wiki isn't either;
entering two word only wastes users time, and creats some the likelyhood
for them having to re-enter their passwords an captchas serveral times.

The only protection is automats and SPAMbots not being able to
supply the two words, an assumption having some probability to itself,
and _this_ is what sould be communicated.
Comment 1 Purodha Blissenbach 2011-02-18 22:41:04 UTC
There are several messages having this problem in Extension:reCAPTCHA

I suggest to extract the invariant "enter the two words in the box below."
part into a message on its own, and have it shown before the explanatory parts.
Comment 2 Frank Selton 2011-02-20 16:02:48 UTC
Created attachment 8181 [details]
fixed recaptcha extension message file
Comment 3 p858snake 2011-04-30 00:09:56 UTC
*Bulk BZ Change: +Patch to open bugs with patches attached that are missing the keyword*
Comment 4 Sam Reed (reedy) 2011-07-06 21:45:09 UTC
Comment on attachment 8181 [details]
fixed recaptcha extension message file

Patch isn't actually a path, and is fairly useless
Comment 5 Nemo 2012-09-18 20:53:34 UTC
Committed Gerrit change #24208.

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