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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:

  1. Any user can edit the wiki, because registration puts people off.
  2. Unregistered users are always presented with a captcha.
  3. Registration requires a captcha.
  4. 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)