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Would it be possible to disable Captcha when a user is editing is own question/answer ? At least for something like 15m after the post (to prevent mass change on someone posts if account is hacked).

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Just to make it clear - you're saying that you'd want the captcha restoring after the 15 minutes? Sound's about right to me. –  ChrisF Jul 13 '09 at 8:48
    
Yes, no captcha when editing my own post that was posted less than 15m ago. –  radius Jul 13 '09 at 9:21
    
I've seen the Captcha 2 or 3 times and it doesn't really bother me. Seems like changing the rules is a waste of time. See also blog.stackoverflow.com/2009/07/are-you-a-human-being –  Arjan Jul 13 '09 at 10:34

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I'm not sure why we should be any more or less concerned about "own post" (I can't see a reason to distinguish this from any other editing). The current captcha rates are discussed here.

Most edits (with some exceptions such as edits immediately after posting) can be rolled back / undeleted / etc - so if something bad happens, don't panic...

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I do a lot of writing, and a lot of editing, and the captcha has never annoyed me. If anything, I like seeing it...wondering what odd combination of words I might get. Got a great one the other day, so I sent it in to Jeff and Joel for the blog. I find the good in it. It's keeping the site clean, and adding a bit of mystery to your interactions ;)

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I'm actually scared at just how upbeat that is. I mean, the captcha doesn't annoy me as such, but... ;-p –  Marc Gravell Jul 13 '09 at 11:10
    
Come on, Marc. Have some koolaid ;) –  Jonathan Sampson Jul 13 '09 at 11:49

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