On 05/07/13 22:09, Federico Leva (Nemo) wrote:
> The recent community initiative with the highest impact I can think of
> is surely what Platonides and other members of the global (technical)
> community did on pt.wiki. Platonides noticed a configuration error on
> pt.wiki: CAPTCHA was required for all edits since 2008. The error was
> fixed in April. <https://bugzilla.wikimedia.org/41745>
> Fresh stats produced by the WMF show that in May and June this
> produced a decrease of overall vandalism (or rather, of reverted
> edits) with a shocking +58 % increase of productive edits by IPs and
> +23 % for registered users. It seems pt.wiki may see the end of the
> decline after many years. :)
> <https://pt.wikipedia.org/w/index.php?title=Usu%C3%A1rio(a):HAndrade_(WMF)/Pesquisa_Vandalismo/Segunda_Fase&oldid=36301585>
> Discussion is ongoing on how pt.wiki will address this growth. Part of
> the community may think that "nao estamos preparados para crescer".
> <https://pt.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wikip%C3%A9dia:Projetos/Wikip%C3%A9dia/Reuni%C3%B5es/Reuni%C3%A3o_IRC_21-06-2013>

Note that CAPTCHAs have now been re-enabled on the Portuguese
Wikipedia. Erik made the decision, in response to on-wiki consensus. I
deployed the change just now.


-- Tim Starling

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