[Foundation-l] en.wp HACKED?

Ryan Lomonaco wiki.ral315 at gmail.com
Sun Jun 19 17:37:01 UTC 2011

On Sun, Jun 19, 2011 at 12:22 PM, Risker <risker.wp at gmail.com> wrote:

> I'm not sure what kind of on-wiki discussions you might expect to see,
> Sage.

I think he might have been going with Chris' assertation that every page was
affected, which doesn't appear to be true - the template's transcluded on
just under 1,000 pages.  My guess is that all of the pages Chris saw were
affected, but the vast majority of articles weren't, meaning that it's not
anything new.

I recognize that this is probably a touchy issue given the controversy on
the English Wikipedia over flagged revisions (which I thankfully wasn't a
part of), but maybe flipping flagged revisions on for everything in the
template namespace would help the cause.  Certainly most edits to templates
are fine, but when it comes to truly malicious vandalism (as opposed to
newbie test edits, and young kids screwing around) templates are both the
most affected, and the most visible.  As-is, a number of highly visible
templates are fully protected, so this would be a step down in many cases
and a step up for many others.


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