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Racist and inappropriate words being used in WMF captcha
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This is "Russavia"

I have just registered an account on Commons, and the captcha included the word "gook" or "gooks".

This is not the first time that I have run across racist and inappropriate words in captcha upon signing up.

Surely the WMF does not want to be seen to using such terminology given the world-wide nature of the WMF project user base.

Can this be looked into thanks.

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Adding a few Commoners to the task, so that they can keep an eye on it, in case it's only affecting Commons.

Change 279966 had a related patch set uploaded (by Legoktm):
Add "gook" to blacklist

Change 279966 merged by jenkins-bot:
Add "gook" to blacklist

greg assigned this task to Legoktm.
greg added a subscriber: greg.

That word was added to the blacklist, which we maintain for these reasons.

We have a list of English offensive words at Wiktionary ("gook" is just one of them), perhaps we can import from that list?