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 may 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 avoid captchas?
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Authorized bots can be exempted from captchas. Please ask Fandom Staff if you need your editing bot flagged in this way.