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From Mark Miller <>
Subject Re: Reducing captcha on the wiki
Date Mon, 23 Apr 2012 21:26:17 GMT
This drives me insane as well. I'd love to lose it.

I'd also love to move to Confluence, but another battle.

Anyone *object* to removing these questions?

On Apr 16, 2012, at 6:39 AM, Benson Margulies wrote:

> Any of you PMC members care to give them the green light?
> ---------- Forwarded message ----------
> From: Gavin McDonald <>
> Date: Sun, Apr 15, 2012 at 9:34 PM
> Subject: Re: Wiki authentication question
> To: Benson Margulies <>
> Cc: "" <>
> Please see for explanations and
> how to get your wiki configured so that you no longer need to enter
> captchas. A yes go ahead and I'll configure it today for you
> Gav
> Sent from my iPhone
> On 16/04/2012, at 2:57 AM, Benson Margulies <> wrote:
>> I've been doing a lot of editing on the Lucene wiki lately. Every edit
>> demands the answer to a question. Many of the questions are ASF
>> trivial questions. At best, I have to google for each one. At least
>> one didn't accept the 'right' answer. It asked me for the full name of
>> the treasurer. The official officer page calls him 'Sam'. I have no
>> idea if his birth certificate called him Samuel, Samwise, or Samovar,
>> but the wiki rejected plain old Sam. (For all I know, the wiki is
>> still looking for Geir.)
>> Is there any way the wiki could be interconnected with the rest of the
>> infrastructure so that committers could log in 'as themselves' and be
>> spared this?

- Mark Miller

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