Captcha for registered users?
Whats the deal with that? Every page I edit, even though I'm registered and not adding 'external links' seems to trigger a captcha... --Dan Bolser 11:21, May 9, 2009 (UTC) Below is my suggestion for how to set up the captcha:
The following set rules strikes the right balance between keeping spam down and allowing unrestrictive access to users:
- Any user can edit the wiki, because registration puts people off.
- Unregistered users are always presented with a captcha.
- Registration requires a captcha.
- Registered users are never presented with a captcha.
In the MediaWiki config those rules looks like this:
// Fix the default captcha behaviour $wgGroupPermissions['*' ]['skipcaptcha'] = false; $wgGroupPermissions['user' ]['skipcaptcha'] = true; $wgGroupPermissions['autoconfirmed']['skipcaptcha'] = true; $wgGroupPermissions['bot' ]['skipcaptcha'] = true; // registered bots $wgGroupPermissions['sysop' ]['skipcaptcha'] = true; $wgCaptchaTriggers['edit'] = true; $wgCaptchaTriggers['create'] = true; $wgCaptchaTriggers['createaccount'] = true;
(all other permissions having their default values)