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. > > -- > Steven Walling > https://wikimediafoundation.org/ > _______________________________________________ > Wikimedia-l mailing list > Wikimediaemail@example.com > Unsubscribe: https://lists.wikimedia.org/mailman/listinfo/wikimedia-l, > <mailto:wikimedia-l-requ...@lists.wikimedia.org?subject=unsubscribe> > _______________________________________________ Wikimedia-l mailing list Wikimediafirstname.lastname@example.org Unsubscribe: https://lists.wikimedia.org/mailman/listinfo/wikimedia-l, <mailto:wikimedia-l-requ...@lists.wikimedia.org?subject=unsubscribe>