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Mediawiki reCAPTCHA plugin prevents Wiki spam and vandalism

After years of fighting spam and vandalism on my WL-HDD site – involving making many complex spam rules and heavily restricting user’s editing permissions, I have finally found a more ideal solution to the problem – reCAPTCHA.

Many of you will already be familiar with reCAPTCHA via other websites – where it is often used to block spam comments on blogs or on user registration forms. Basically, it requires you to recognize two words in a picture and to type them into an input box as a means of proving that you are a human and not a spambot. You can see an example of reCAPTCHA in action in the screenshot provided.

Screenshot-Editing Sprayfly-sandbox- - WL-HDD Wiki - Mozilla Firefox

I currently have the plugin setup so that it is activated on:

  • New user registration
  • Creation of new pages
  • Anonymous edits that contain new external links
  • Brute-force password cracking

If you are interested in implementing the plugin on your own blog, there is more information available here. It is a very straightforward and simple procedure.

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