We have a wikifarm with a number of wikis and central media
repositories. We are missing a single sign-on - presently, if someone
is signed into a wiki and uploads a file, this one has to sign in a
The "obvious" solution is to do the same as wikimedia, i.e.
However, the page above warns in no unclear words to rather use
$wgSharedDB (which we already do). But while this offers
single-authorization ("password storage"), it provides no single-sign
Advice? What are our options?
I'd like to set my mediawiki up with two completely different views:
* 'Normal' users will see the wiki as if it was a static web site. None
of the options or tabs normally seen along the top of the wiki page or
down the left side should be visible to them at all. They will not be
able to log in or edit any pages.
* Admin users will see the wiki as a normal wiki, with all the default
options and tabs visible, once they have logged in (the link to the
log-in page will be from an external site)
Is there any simple way to do this?
Where do I modify the PHP so I can show Adsense ads, for example a banner
across the top of each page, or a box ad at the upper right or something?
I've already hacked it so I can show Adsense in the Toolbox in the left
margin, see my example here
I don't want to have to manually add ads to each page, I just want a global
addition like the one I've already done in the Toolbox. But where do I put
it to interrupt the main content or something...
In a message dated 3/1/2011 11:53:38 AM Pacific Standard Time,
> Not when the accusation comes from a biased source.
Which is why you lay out in plain view, all the known facts.
In a message dated 3/1/2011 10:02:36 AM Pacific Standard Time,
> But Anne was not saying "oh, Siebrand should be moderator", Anne was
> stating that Siebrand or Nikerabbit could be used as witnesses or
> references to help their application... there would not be a problem
> with that.
And a tainted witness should be made known to the jury and judge shouldn't
In a message dated 3/1/2011 9:44:12 AM Pacific Standard Time,
> And I've had the opposite, Siebrand has helped me a lot, and continues
> to help open source communities with his work on translatewiki.net.
> Where in that email did anyone ask you to attack Siebrand?
> -- Lewis Cawte
I for one, would certainly want to know if there's any issue with a
potential moderator. Calling out issues, is not "attacking", it's educating.
I've got popup links (i.e. link opens a new tab or window) on certain pages
and templates on my site. I used Jimbo's instructions, Popup links in
MediaWiki to new window
If anyone has gotten it to work with imagemaps, would you mind giving me
some tips? If not, if anyone has a a link to a solution that lets me have
popup imagemap links, I'd appreciate hearing from you.
I run a small but up-to-date MediaWiki install on my domain, and recently, it's been hit by a crazy amount of spam. I've taken to installing as many extensions as I can for preventing it in the future: Bad Behavior 2 and Bad Behavior 2 Extended, Spam Blacklist, reCaptcha for creating new accounts, even limiting edits to users with confirmed email accounts. Nothing seems to be helping. And in the meanwhile, I'm stuck deleting pages one-by-one, because each spam page is made by a new (fake) user with a different IP address.
Is there a way to mass-delete spam pages that all have the same format?
So far all of these spam pages have had a single period on the first few lines, then centered and in "BIG" type, three greater-thans, an external link to a forum site that always has a different string at the end, and three less-thans. Then there are a lot more periods on lines by themselves, and a few blurbs of text with external links.
If this isn't possible, what about choosing (e.g. via tick boxes) all pages to delete from a certain date or date range? Because my Wiki is so small, sometimes the only edits on a given day are from spammers, so something like that would really help me delete these pages, especially given the different user/IP problem (otherwise I'd just user Special:Nuke).
I'm getting the IP blacklist from StopForumSpam, but I don't know how to best get rid of the spam that's already there.
Any tips would be greatly appreciated.