Migration and upgrade

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New captcha is awesome! I barely pass the exam :)

Though, could it be disabled for logged in users? I will probably do some automatic restores from backup. It would stop my bots (they will use my password and login).

Beaming (talk)23:38, 20 April 2020

Oh, I didn't realize they were on for everything. I will change it only to the creation of accounts.

However, could you make a separate user for your bot, and we can set it as a Bot user. Then it is easier to filter out in the Recent Changes page.

Skilgannon (talk)17:58, 21 April 2020

I checked, it is only set to give a CAPTCHA when adding a URL, which is critical for fighting spam. However, I have set it to skip CAPTCHA for bots. So you should create a user for your bot, and then we can give it 'Bot' permissions.

Skilgannon (talk)18:15, 21 April 2020

It is probably not big issue, but every regular will see captcha when updates the participants page. This is when I experienced it.

Beaming (talk)19:39, 21 April 2020
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maybe we should whitelist literumble

or rumblestats will cause captcha each time a edit is done

also dropbox, github, google drive etc. should get whitelisted, which helps when editing rumble participants

I also suggest adding wikipedia/mediawiki which is frequent source of quoting.

Xor (talk)09:46, 25 April 2020

I've whitelisted some of these - feel free to add more as/when you think of them: MediaWiki:Captcha-addurl-whitelist.

Skilgannon (talk)10:02, 25 April 2020

I have no permission ;)

btw, I think the \.jar line has no effect, as only host will get matched

Xor (talk)10:07, 25 April 2020

per en.wikipedia.org/wiki/MediaWiki:Captcha-addurl-whitelist

it seems that the lines should not begin with \, rather \b, as word boundaries, for matching domains.

now it shows error message each time captcha is shown ;(

Xor (talk)10:11, 25 April 2020

and I think error/warning messages should be turned off now, as no need to debug anymore

or it will cause precious information to be leaked.

Xor (talk)10:15, 25 April 2020


Skilgannon (talk)10:22, 25 April 2020