[Mediawiki-l] dealing with wiki spam
mcharter at umich.edu
Fri Dec 17 23:16:02 UTC 2004
While looking through recent posts to the mailing list and the mailing list
archives I was surprised to find that MediaWiki spam has not been discussed
We run a small MediaWiki site, and we have a large spam problem--we need to
regularly check the 'Recent Changes' page, remove spam, and then block users by
Given that our small MediaWiki has a large spam problem, I wonder what other
MediaWiki administrators are doing to deal with WikiSpam?
I noticed a feature on the wikimedia.org site earlier today that I think would
help our wiki out quite a bit:
I've tried creating this page on our MediaWiki, but it didn't work--i.e., after
copying/pasting that Spam_blacklist to the same location on our site, I was
still able to create a link to one of the pages on that 'URL blacklist'.
Is this a feature that is going to be included in the new 1.4 release, or is it
already in the 1.3.9 release? Is there a setting I need to enable in the
MediaWiki configuration files?
What other MediaWiki features are there to help reduce the spam problem?
thanks for the help,
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