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Bug 38597 - Rephrase the "help protect the wiki" CAPTCHA requests
Rephrase the "help protect the wiki" CAPTCHA requests
Product: MediaWiki extensions
Classification: Unclassified
ConfirmEdit (CAPTCHA extension) (Other open bugs)
All All
: Normal minor with 1 vote (vote)
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Assigned To: Nemo
Depends on:
Blocks: messages
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Reported: 2012-07-23 13:20 UTC by Purodha Blissenbach
Modified: 2013-09-01 16:53 UTC (History)
4 users (show)

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Assignee Huggle Beta Tester: ---


Description Purodha Blissenbach 2012-07-23 13:20:05 UTC
The message MediaWiki:Asirra-edit is misguiding.
Identifying cats steals susers time while it does not protect against automated edit SPAM at all, no matter how many cats are identified.

I suggest to correct it to more clearly reflect reality.
For instance, "This wiki tries to protect against automated edit spam. It requires that editors pass a test showing that they likely are not bots on each edit. Please select just the cat photos in the box below:"
Comment 1 Bachsau 2012-07-24 01:29:22 UTC
I didn't even know my extension is on translate wiki, and in fact it isn't. This message i no part of Extension:Assira, it may be part of that fork in Extension:ConfirmEdit, which I don't support!

I consider Extension:Assira the only official version, and don't bother about mistakes in forks. See bug 38623 for a more detailed description.
Comment 2 Niklas Laxström 2012-07-24 06:37:03 UTC
And now you tell it. I spent considerable amount of time cleaning up the code to have it accepted in ConfirmEdit.
Comment 3 Niklas Laxström 2012-07-24 06:41:34 UTC
Recategorizing to ConfirmEdit extension.
Comment 4 Andre Klapper 2012-12-30 22:05:47 UTC
Purodha Blissenbach:
Comment 5 Gerrit Notification Bot 2013-08-11 08:31:38 UTC
Change 78646 had a related patch set uploaded by Nemo bis:
Rephrase the "help protect the wiki" CAPTCHA requests
Comment 6 Gerrit Notification Bot 2013-09-01 16:49:08 UTC
Change 78646 merged by jenkins-bot:
Rephrase the "help protect the wiki" CAPTCHA requests
Comment 7 Nemo 2013-09-01 16:53:41 UTC
Approved by Nikerabbit.

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