[Mediawiki-l] Special:Statistics vs. spiders

Platonides Platonides at gmail.com
Thu May 10 20:18:31 UTC 2007

Daniel Barrett wrote:
> On our intranet, our MediaWiki system is spidered each day by our web
> crawler.  Unfortunately this throws off the hit totals in
> Special:Statistics.  Is there any way to prevent spider hits from being
> logged as hits by Special:Statistics?
> DanB

Maybe you can get your spider to add ?dontcountme=s to each wiki url?
Alternatively, hack the code to skip hits based on user-agent.

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