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Extension:reCAPTCHA has badly worded message
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The message MediaWiki:Recaptcha-createaccount

" To help protect against automated account creation, please type the two words you see in the box below: "

is both wrong, euphemistic, and misleading.

Users are not protected from SPAM or automated account creations,
when they enter two words, and the wiki isn't either;
entering two word only wastes users time, and creats some the likelyhood
for them having to re-enter their passwords an captchas serveral times.

The only protection is automats and SPAMbots not being able to
supply the two words, an assumption having some probability to itself,
and _this_ is what sould be communicated.

Version: unspecified
Severity: trivial



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bzimport raised the priority of this task from to Lowest.Nov 21 2014, 11:23 PM
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There are several messages having this problem in Extension:reCAPTCHA

I suggest to extract the invariant "enter the two words in the box below."
part into a message on its own, and have it shown before the explanatory parts.

spam wrote:

fixed recaptcha extension message file

attachment ReCaptcha.i18n.php ignored as obsolete

*Bulk BZ Change: +Patch to open bugs with patches attached that are missing the keyword*

Comment on attachment 8181
fixed recaptcha extension message file

Patch isn't actually a path, and is fairly useless

Committed gerrit change 24208.