[Clipart] friggin mediawiki

Jon Phillips jon at rejon.org
Sat Nov 12 19:22:20 PST 2005

On Tue, 2005-11-01 at 23:32 +0000, Matthew Gates wrote:
> On Tuesday 01 November 2005 23:10, Jon Phillips wrote:
> > Have you guys had to deal with making a spammer-protected mediawiki
> > install? Our projects that use mediawiki are getting heavy levels of
> > spam and am curious if you have had to setup some way to get around
> > this spam.
> I did this with my mediawiki: http://porpoisehead.net/wikiwikiwalks/
> It works pretty well.  There's an extension called SpamBlacklist,  You can 
> read about it here:
> http://meta.wikimedia.org/wiki/SpamBlacklist_extension
> Since my wiki is very low traffic I modded it to mail me when there is a 
> change, with a notification of failed spamming attempts and the like.  
> I'm guessing this is not going to be suitable for a larger site, and it's 
> ugly as anything, but I can send you a diff from the original if you 
> like.
> There a more general list of anti-spam meaures for mediawiki's here:
> http://meta.wikimedia.org/wiki/Anti-spam_Features
> > I wish we could just add the kees-hack to mediawiki to provide a
> > obfuscated string.
> What is this?

On usemodwiki its an extra field where it asks for a user to enter the
data, and if the same, then the post is allowed.

Thanks for your thoughts!


> > Any thoughts would be appreciated before we get an implemented...
> >
> > Jon
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