Marspedia talk:Captcha

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Are these captchas already installed on Lunarpedia? If so, why are we still suffering from spambots? What can we do to improve the effectiveness of the captchas? Are there install instructions somewhere?

Thanks Charles F. Radley 19:50, 27 January 2008 (UTC)

Hi Charles, as far as I know the regular set of captcha triggers are active on both Marspedia and Lunarpedia, but these triggers only address the following events:
  • 'edit'
  • 'create'
  • 'addurl'
  • 'createaccount'
  • 'badlogin'
The new trigger 'gibberish' needs to be installed. I am not familiar with the wikimedia software installation process, but I think the green parts just need to be inserted in the files ConfirmEdit.php, ConfirmEdit.i18n.php and ConfirmEdit_body.php respectively. Someone with file write access permission on CGI level must do that, I suppose. --Rfc 09:05, 28 January 2008 (UTC)
Hi Rfc.
Sorry for taking so long to get back to you. I wasn't aware that the 'gibberish' trigger was available, it wasn't when I originally installed ConfirmEdit. I see the latest version has an additional file. I hope to look into installing the new version this weekend, but please bear with me, I need to upgrade all 5 wikis before I proceed to upgrading ConfirmEdit. Also, depending on the requirements, I can't promise to get the new version of ConfirmEdit to work. As it is, we're going to lose our US-EN spell checker.
- Mdelaney 06:03, 9 February 2008 (UTC)