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On Sunday 30 July 2006 06:25, elisa.cooper(a)breakingranks.net wrote:
Hi, all -
Sorry for the repeat question. I haven't seen any replies to the first
one, so I'm trying again.
My wiki gets a ton of spam. And I have no idea what to do about it.
Here's the info:
* MediaWiki: 1.5.6
* PHP: 4.4.2 (cgi)
* MySQL: 5.0.18-standard-log
The really weird thing is after the last attack I discovered I couldn't
roll back to a historical edit. When I went to "diff" it showed the
historical version, but when I activated the "edit" tab, it went back to
the current version. That meant I had to recreate all the over-written
pages from scratch. This was the point when I realized there must be a
better way. I can't imagine people continuing to use wikis if they just
spend all their time battling spambots.
Have you looked at the various extensions that let you block spam before it
In addition, slightly OT:
has links like:
You dont want this, you want simple:
Likewise, the text you used to describe how to create an article could be
simplified if you install the inputbox extension and then simple make an
input field "new article" on the main page :)
Hope that helps,
PS: It would be wise to write on your main page what your wiki is about - it
is for someone totally new stumbling over it quite confusing.
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