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Mobile talk page editor-thing doesn't show CAPTCHA, pretends the reply was saved while it was thrown away
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Mobile talk page editor-thing doesn't show CAPTCHAs (on Wikimedia wikis, new users who add an external link in their edit must fill out a CAPTCHA). Instead it acts as if posting the reply was successful and refreshes the page, even though the reply was not saved. The user loses anything they typed in.

I learned of the problem this morning, when an annoyed user came on IRC complaining that someone was "deleting" their talk page posts (they were linking to a page that was a source/reference for their reverted edit). After I guessed what the problem is, they were able to switch to the desktop interface and eventually reply that way.

Event Timeline

Jdlrobson changed the task status from Open to Stalled.Mar 26 2021, 10:19 PM
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Stalled per T278590