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Skipcatcha please

Can autoconfirmed users be given skipcaptcha please? A spambot would likely fail at the registration phase, but if they somehow manage to get past the captcha twice (once at registration and once to post spam), they'll be blocked anyway, so they won't reach autoconfirmed status. -- Nx / talk 20:30, 18 March 2010 (UTC)

I think this would be a good idea. It's been a real pain for me recently, especially given that when adding a {{proposeddeletion}} tag to a page, it always asks for a captcha because of the links to Google. Tonight, those of us trying to revert the vandalism on Arch-Mage Matt's pages have repeatedly run into the captcha screen because of pre-existing links. It was particularly annoying given that we were doing nothing but helping out. The only spam to have appeared on the site recently has been done manually (User:Shibo) so this proposal shouldn't lead to a mass of links appearing. rpeh •TCE 20:34, 18 March 2010 (UTC)
Would it be better to simply remove the external link from {{Proposeddeletion}} and {{Speedydeletion}}? This way, external links still require captcha, but the prod/speedies don't. I'm fine with either, just wanted to put this out there as an alternative. ? Robin Hood?Talk 21:11, 18 March 2010 (UTC)
It's not just those, though. It's been a real pain tonight because it kept appearing when all I, Nx and Corevette were trying to do was restore the status quo ante. rpeh •TCE 21:19, 18 March 2010 (UTC)
Good point, I withdraw my suggestion. ? Robin Hood?Talk 21:52, 18 March 2010 (UTC)