Yeah I've been checking that out.. I'll have to test it.. does Open ID work with
--- On Tue, 2/8/11, Frederick Grose <fgrose(a)gmail.com> wrote:
From: Frederick Grose <fgrose(a)gmail.com>
Subject: Re: [Mediawiki-l] how do I restrict the length of usernames?
Date: Tuesday, February 8, 2011, 2:56 PM
On Tue, Feb 8, 2011 at 1:54 PM, 2007(a)gmaskfx.com
I've tried every flavor of confirmedit and
them seem block the
worse offenders. I tried ReCaptcha but now the
the person determined
to get around that get through and post their
anyway. If I could I'd
have several of these at once just for account
I'm trying the question based one now and hopefully
that won't be too
for the people I want to actually edit the wiki.
Speaking of questy captcha.. is it possible to have
one question and
$wgCaptchaQuestions = array( 'question' =>
"answer1", 'answer' =>
"answer2", 'answer' =>
--- On Tue, 2/8/11, Łukasz Garczewski <tor(a)wikia-inc.com>
> From: Łukasz Garczewski <tor(a)wikia-inc.com>
> Subject: Re: [Mediawiki-l] how do I restrict the
length of usernames?
> To: "MediaWiki announcements and site
> Date: Tuesday, February 8, 2011, 12:43 PM
> On Tue, Feb 8, 2011 at 7:36 PM, 2007(a)gmaskfx.com
> > Uh thanks for the help.. just getting
> because I'm getting hammered with spam
and I have
> everything in the manual and little of it is
> Try installing the ConfirmEdit extension. That
Lucas 'TOR' Garczewski
Wikia Tech Team
We suffered many attacks and fortunately had the OpenID
installed and so decided to disable native wiki account
creation with this
# Prevent new user registrations except by sysops
$wgGroupPermissions['*']['createaccount'] = false;
Then updated MediaWiki:Loginprompt to
suggest that new users create accounts with an OpenID.
This seems to repel the attacks.
Many users will already have OpenID authentication via
their email accounts
or other popular web sites.
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