[WikiEN-l] [Fwd: Re: Deletion of large pages]

Philip Sandifer snowspinner at gmail.com
Mon Feb 4 15:40:48 UTC 2008

On Feb 4, 2008, at 8:49 AM, Steve Bennett wrote:

> Erm. So, any admin can delete the main page just by editing a page in
> the MediaWiki namespace first? So Tim's hack basically serves only to
> prevent accidental or other non-malicious deletion.

It's probably also security against hijacked administrator accounts,  
actually - it certainly seems like most of our account hijackers are  
not particularly knowledgeable about how MediaWiki works, or they'd do  
far more clever things than they do.


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