Update: Currently the Sign Up Captcha does not work at all, see https://phabricator.wikimedia.org/T335769#9067453
When we remove the prerequisite of the invite code, there's a risk we might get spammed with new accounts or have a large amount of signups, that our service cannot yet handle. We need to prepare for these. Note: This concerns account creation, not Wikibase creation, there already exists a limit of 6 for that.
Current sign up rate is max. 4ish new Wikibases created per week. No metrics on accounts.
We already have a Captcha in place, we want to stress test it to make sure it's ready business. We want to check especially:
- How does it handle spam
- Is it easily passable
- How does it affect users from other countries (i.e. is there an auto-blocker on certain countries)
- The Sign Up Captcha is working as intended
- We know how Captcha performs in case of spam and users from any country signing up, and have a follow up plan to address potential issues