We are still actively working on the spam issue.

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Jesus christ, why do we need Google Captcha. Besides training evil AIs, it is a nuisance of a service that doesn't work right. --Se7en(1) (talk) 23:50, 30 December 2018 (EST)

I absolutely agree, but look at Recent Changes, we still have some spam getting through... without it, the wiki (and db) would be inundated with spam. If you have a better option/idea to fight spam on MediaWiki please I am open to suggestions...--Bananafish (talk) 12:54, 31 December 2018 (EST)
Here's another issue. I, a logged in user, have to perform a captcha to submit an external link. Wikipedia doesn't even do that. There are other captcha services, btw. --Se7en(1) (talk) 21:00, 19 March 2019 (EDT)

Another issue with your spam-trackers, bannanafish. It filters the word V-A-C-C-U-M-E problem image link --Se7en(1) (talk) 22:18, 19 March 2019 (EDT)

Running list of ideas:

  • $wgSpamRegex - doing this already
  • StopFormSpam - worth looking into, will likely have to disable cloudflare
  • ConfirmEdit - doing this already with Captcha NoRecaptcha, may be worth going back to questy captcha with a lot more questions...
  • Clean Talk - looks similar to StopForumSpam but possibly not updated for 1.3.1
  • Follow these instructions to import Wikipedia templates here and here