Hoi Steven,

When the facts show that having the CAPTCHA is a demonstrable BAD idea. It
should be easy to prevent CAPTCHA from being implemented again.

I am sure you know who to speak to.

Thanks,
      GerardM


On 5 July 2013 21:02, Steven Walling <swall...@wikimedia.org> wrote:

> On Fri, Jul 5, 2013 at 8:42 AM, Denny Vrandečić <
> denny.vrande...@wikimedia.de> wrote:
>
> > Wait - removing the captchas lead to a decrease of reverted edits in
> terms
> > of absolute numbers? Woot? Anyone has an explanation for that?
>
>
> I think the explanation is pretty clear from the numbers Nemo shared. This
> CAPTCHA was annoying as hell, and was directed not just at people adding
> links or hitting some kind of AbuseFilter, but everyone who was editing
> anonymously or with a new account. It was literally throwing the baby out
> with the bath water.
>
> As someone who had to experience that CAPTCHA as a new user on ptwiki last
> year, I am not surprised at all that we attracted many more positive
> contributions just by removing it. Sadly, from looking at bug 49860 and
> gerrit change 69982, it seems that this deeply annoying feature is going to
> be put back in place.
>
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