Hello out there,
I start to have problems with spam on my mediawiki 1.3.9 installation.
Perhaps it would be a start to limit editing to people that have a
valid ip-address. Or with an address that can be resolved into a name
(reverse dns lookup). Are there any sensible methods already
implemented? How do you guys prevent the spamming?
I've seen the settings to only allow users that are logged in to edit
pages, only admins to see other pages, etc. What I'm wondering now is,
is there a way to restrict a page to a single non-admin user? I'd like
to have a private page/section for each user account on my wiki, for
things they want to be able to access online but don't necessarily want
to show to the public.
I've tried reading the documtation but haven't seen anything like
this. Is there something I missed?
At 06:16 PM 12/17/2004 -0500, Michael Charters wrote:
>What other MediaWiki features are there to help reduce the spam problem?
You could require a login for edits. Sorry, if that is too obvious. :)
I want to create something like the "Blog This!" toolbar buttons that
a lot of blogging tools have. When inspiration strikes, a simple "wiki
this!" button to instantly create a new page.
First step is here, where it just creates the URL for a non-existent
page, and goes there, opens the edit box.
basically it does this
$wikiUrl = WIKIURL;
$pageName = $_GET['pageName'];
$targetUrl = WIKIURL . "index.php?title=$pageName&action=edit";
Of course, the new page is an orphan, but can be found from the
"recent changes". But thats a little bit of a hassle.
* mediaWiki api :: inject ?
Is there a way of creating a link <from> a page automagically? So the
newly created pages are not Orphaned?
eg something like a mediawiki api, where before jumping to this edit
page my script could inject a new entry into a "whats new" or "date
order" catch all grab-bag page?
* fill out the form
if the "action=edit" is looking for some post fields, i could pre-fill
out some stuff on the form, like categories or the URL i surfed in
from... is this documented anywhere?
* editing templates
I would like to also put this into the template of my wiki layout, but
on opening up "MonoBook.php" it doesnt seem as obvious as i thought.
googling didnt turn up any obvious answers, so would appreciate any
links for template customization...
Also want to make a toolbar scriptlet out of this next...
David "DC" Collier
mobile business creator ｜モバイル・ビジネス・クリエーター
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Our wiki has lately been spammed a few times with irrelevant spam links
on the main page - as I've seen it happen sometimes in other wikis.
Fortunately our main page is named something else, otherwise this
spamming would have been harmful to our site, which is still young.
Users are required to register to edit our wiki, so the vandal or robot
in question have registered accounts.
Several problems arose out of these incidents. As it is clearly a
nuisance to delete and revert such vandalism on a daily basis, I would
like to ask what can seriously be done to prevent this kind of thing?
I.e. robots trawling the net and doing this kind of thing?
Secondly, how can I delete/block such registered accounts? - what is the
best method. If I try to block the accounts in question, I get an
in-wiki error message "the username/IP adress was not entered correctly"
or something very similar - to which I can testify it was - correct
spelling of the username etc. I do not know how to get the IP adress of
a user account - how do you do this? How do you block such IP's or
accounts from being created?
The last two days I have simply reverted the edits and deleted the user
accounts via PHPMyAdmin. But clearly this is a little cumbersome, and
I'd prefer to take measures to prevent this from happening, from within
the wiki itself.
Anyone with advice or recommendations?
Crews Cut Community
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> >* "Guestbook" is there a way that a familiar "comment" box, or "add
> >stuff here" box can be added to a page? A little like a very
> >user-friendly guestbook, or a "comments" box on a blog. Currently
> >people have to "edit this page" and then users get scared they might
> >mess up the site.
> does the Talk site (attached to each and every page) do this? look for
> the tab that says 'talk', near 'edit'.
Not really, as the user has to find "talk" (what is it, like enter a chat room?)
Then, they have to find another link "edit this page".
What I would like to see is a big fat empty <TextArea> with a submit
button - that makes it really obvious where to add your stuff. Two
obscure links, and then a full up textarea is pretty intimidating (to
At the very least, if a page is empty, or someone hits "talk" which
seems obvious they want to add something, why make them search for the
edit button after? Should just go to a blank page.
While this is probably trivial UI changes compared to the breadth of
the system, getting useres to contribute is really crucial to wikidom,