some spammers made my "text" table explode, its size is now 170 MB,
many rows with 2 MB. I've already deleted the spam revisions in the
wiki with deleting the page and restoring only spam-free revisions (as
described on http://www.mediawiki.org/wiki/Manual:Administrators#Deletion).
But the spam rows are still in the "text" table. Is it safe to delete
I'm using Mediawiki 1.12.0.
Georg | http://serchilo.net - command the web
Mike Maughan wrote:
> Hi all,
> I'd like to set up a genealogical site for our family history society.
> Basic requirements are:
> 1. shareable wiki (MW, of course)
> 2. access & update control (only members will be allowed beyond the
> locked public pages)
> 3. genealogical templates (ideally)
> 4. import interfaces from other sources of genealogical data.
> Any suggestions, recommendations on this?
> I'm capable of basic sysadmin & config on MW, plus reasonable editing
> skills, but I'm an awful long way from being a guru ....
> -- Regards, Mike
MW make a great base for a genealogical site. I've had one up and running
for a year now and the users love it - see http://middleton-stjohns.com.
It makes heavy use of the DPL extension and has a custom date extension
to handle 1822/3 style dates. If you are interested I'd be only too happy
to give you a copy of the templates and the specialized extensions (I'd
put them on the extensions list at MW but I doubt there'd be much call
for them). It handles all of your requirements, although I use separate
Perl scripts to generate XML files from external sources (e.g., that
awful genealogical program a lot of MSWindows folks like to use), and
about 80% of my MW pages were entered that way. It gracefully handles
links to external sites as well. The Chronology and Index are also
generated by daily cron scripts, but you could easily use DPL instead...
Cheers -- Frank Middleton
I'm trying to modify my extension to account for the autoAuthenticate
-> UserLoadFromSession change (moving SpecialUserlogin.php out of the
include path was also a surprise).
The problem is user info in the upper right nav, for the front page
only, does not update when I create a LoginForm and do initUser in the
What do I have to do to tell the front page that the user's identity
Has anything else has changed WRT non-username/password authentication?
Michael B Allen
PHP Active Directory SPNEGO SSO
Dear Wikimedia volunteers,
I am currently studying for a Masters degree as a Rotary World Peace
Fellow in Tokyo, Japan. I'm very interested in establishing a special
Community of Practice Wiki in the coming months, to correspond with
the development of my grassroots sports NPO (Good Global Games). I
would like to request some assistance in the set-up process and
overall precision of our wiki, if any volunteers out there have a
little time to help. We have zero funding at this time, due to the
somewhat groundbreaking nature of our topic (Sports for Peace and
Reconciliation in Northeast Asia), and very little web tech knowledge
to draw from. Any pro bono expertise that you all could offer would
provide a great lift to our growing organization.
Thank you very much or your attention, and I look forward to hearing
from anyone out there who might be interested.
Rotary World Peace Fellow
International Christian University
g3 & Baller Magazine
Jason Hutson, Executive Director
Outside of the extensions we are using, is there anything we have to
worry about upgrading from 1.10.0 to current release. Is it as simple
as running scripts?
David Tod Sigafoos | SANMAR Corporation
I'd like to set up a genealogical site for our family history society.
Basic requirements are:
1. shareable wiki (MW, of course)
2. access & update control (only members will be allowed beyond the
locked public pages)
3. genealogical templates (ideally)
4. import interfaces from other sources of genealogical data.
Any suggestions, recommendations on this?
I'm capable of basic sysadmin & config on MW, plus reasonable editing
skills, but I'm an awful long way from being a guru ....