Captchas are a simple test to determine whether or not an edit is made by a bot -- an automated wiki editing program, often used by spammers and vandals. Users trying to make certain types of edits will be asked to check a confirmation box before saving the page.
FANDOM uses reCAPTCHA to protect our communities from these undesirable edits. Captchas are currently presented when an unregistered or non-autoconfirmed user adds an external link -- not a [[wikilink]], but one which links to an external site.
Can I prevent the display of captchas?
Registered users who have been with FANDOM for four days or more should not see the captcha. If you do, please log out and back in again.
Authorized bots can be exempted from captchas. Please ask the Community Team if you need your editing bot flagged in this way.
Further help and feedback
- Browse and search other help pages at Help:Contents
- Check FANDOM Community Central for sources of further help and support
- Check Contacting FANDOM for how to report any errors or unclear steps in this article
- Learn how to use FANDOM in FANDOM University: short how-to videos for all levels of experience