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When a user edits a tag, or edits a question, the CAPTCHA is invoked after multiple short timeframe edits. However, if a user simply hits 'rollback', he can rollback as many entries as he wants (I've done it on 25 and not had an issue) without triggering CAPTCHA.

Desired Behavior: I think this behavior should be changed to invoke CAPTCHA for "Rollback" much like it does for "Edit".

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noooo not more captchas :( –  Ian Elliott Jul 3 '09 at 3:59
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I'm with Elliot on this. –  Coding With Style Jul 3 '09 at 6:22
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Sounds reasonable enough and it could also be thought of as a potential short cool-off period to prevent rollback wars as well.

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I don't know why you would want to do that.

The reason why excessive posting and editing triggers CAPTCHAs is to stop spammers. Rollbacks, by nature, can't exactly be used well for spamming.

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I don't know if you were around when Rollback wars were king (and there are still tag wars, though edits less so); but authors would rollback edits and not have to pay any sort of penalty for doing so, so you could have two determined users both rolling back edits they didn't agree with, instead of achieving consent. –  George Stocker Jul 3 '09 at 12:32
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I don't think CAPTCHAs is the solution to that. –  Coding With Style Jul 13 '09 at 1:19
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The opposite is the solution. Make them freehand draw "I will not engage in rollback wars." one hundred times. –  TCPMAN.EXE Jan 30 '13 at 16:22
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