Help talk:Authenticating e-mail address

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My guess is that the instructions are a little different depending on whether you created an account w/ an e-mail address before the upgrade to the site or after. Also, as I sort of noted, they will change depending on whether you add your e-mail address at the same time as you create your account or later. Please edit these instructions if you see anything wrong with them. Thanks, --Matthew Faulconer 19:23, 14 April 2007 (CEST)

Math problems[edit]

Does everyone else still have to do the math problems? I looked in my preferences and my email has been authenticated, but I still get the math problems. Does anyone know how to get rid of them? (They're so hard!)--Mike Berkey 15:59, 24 June 2011 (CEST)

Me, too. I even changed to another email entirely, but it didn't try to reauthenticate me. What's a fellow to do? Besides dust off his abacus and do the math, I mean. Eritain 01:20, 25 June 2011 (CEST)

Abacus?! They're making me do multi-variable calculus over here!--Mike Berkey 02:26, 25 June 2011 (CEST)

I am horrible at math and I keep having to do it. Glad I am not the only having e-mail authenticating problems. :) --Kirk Caudle 15:59, 25 June 2011 (CEST)

Not sure why e-mail authentication is not working for you. Mine was authenticated a long time ago and it is working for me. I'll look into it now. thanks --Matthew Faulconer 06:07, 28 June 2011 (CEST)

I think I have fixed it. Here is the behavior I expect you'll see. If you haven't confirmed your e-mail address and you add a new external link you'll have to do a math problem, otherwise you shouldn't need to. I think I prefer requiring all edits (not just adds of links) from users without confirmed e-mail addresses to go through the captcha but this should do for now. Please let me know if it isn't working as expected. thx --Matthew Faulconer 06:52, 28 June 2011 (CEST)

Yep, it's working just like you said. --Mike Berkey 14:40, 28 June 2011 (CEST)

Mike I left a similar comment on your user talk page. Leaving here to be comprehensive. The new settings should be...math problem on create new user, math problem on every edit and create new page unless you have confirmed your e-mail address.--Matthew Faulconer 05:24, 26 July 2011 (CEST)