Guild Wars Wiki:Requests for technical administration/ConfirmEdit

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Request for ConfirmEdit[edit]

MediaWiki extension
Additional software requirements
Additional server-side maintenance requirements
Besides the installation (, the following lines need to be modified in ConfirmEdit.php to these values:

 $wgGroupPermissions['*'            ]['skipcaptcha'] = false;
 $wgGroupPermissions['user'         ]['skipcaptcha'] = true; 
 $wgGroupPermissions['autoconfirmed']['skipcaptcha'] = true; 
 $wgGroupPermissions['bot'          ]['skipcaptcha'] = true; 
 $wgGroupPermissions['sysop'        ]['skipcaptcha'] = true;
 $wgCaptchaTriggers['edit']          = false; 
 $wgCaptchaTriggers['create']        = false; 
 $wgCaptchaTriggers['addurl']        = true; 
 $wgCaptchaTriggers['createaccount'] = false; 

Reason for request
Wiki spam is increasing daily, it's starting to become a major maintenance task in itself. The SpamBlacklist extension was considered, but it seems that it would be ineffective in controlling the kind of spam we've been getting (example), since these spammers are linking to legitimate hosts which are then redirecting to the spam sites. ConfirmEdit with the ConfirmEdit.php settings above requires all non-registered users adding an URL to an article to answer a simple text CAPTCHA before being able to save their changes.
What else uses it
All Wikimedia projects—Wikipedia, for example—have it enabled, as does GuildWiki.
Possible pitfalls
CAPTCHAs can be an inconvenience for bona fide contributors.