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Spambots

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Going through the recent changes and noticing that 9 of 10 new users are spambots, could we/IB add a captcha to the process of creating a new account? AHeneen 20:26, 21 May 2009 (EDT)

Good idea. Should be easy to do using either of these: Jpatokal 03:22, 22 May 2009 (EDT)
http://www.mediawiki.org/wiki/Extension:ConfirmEdit
http://recaptcha.net/plugins/mediawiki/
Man, those bots are out of control. I've mailed IB about this. Jpatokal 06:19, 22 May 2009 (EDT)
I could see having a captcha for account creation, or if things got worse and worse maybe even for edits from unregistered accounts, but I'd hate to make the average registered user go through that for every single edit. Texugo 00:42, 10 June 2009 (EDT)
My intention was simply to add a captcha for new accounts. AHeneen 15:19, 10 June 2009 (EDT)