[Mediawiki-l] Spam with accounts

Rob Church robchur at gmail.com
Thu Mar 9 18:32:54 UTC 2006

Install the ConfirmEdit extension, add in the FancyCaptcha add-on to
it, and read the documentation on getting it all set up. I *suspect*
however, that the extension is going to require 1.6 for some of the

Rob Church

On 09/03/06, Benjamí Villoslada <benjami at gmail.com> wrote:
> Hello,
> Only users have edit rights in my wiki, but this week I've received a lot of
> spam from new accounts.  Is the most annoying spam: revert, change passwords
> and see a lot of strange accounts in the users list. I can delete it? --the
> documentation says «Do not remove users from the user table in the mySQL
> database; this causes problems with other parts of the wiki due to the
> relational structure of the database.»
> But I've seen the captcha tool in the mediawiki create account page.  For this
> reason I've upgraded from 1.4 to the last version 1.5.7, but I don't see the
> captcha in my new MediaWiki.  Anyone knows how to locate and insall this
> captcha for the new account creation page?  In the FAQ page says «There is no
> other way with the current software»
> Thanks!
> --
> Benjamí
> http://blog.bitassa.cat
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