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