[Rack] have wiki user permissions changed?

Andy Isaacson adi at hexapodia.org
Tue Jul 5 16:55:11 PDT 2011


On Tue, Jul 05, 2011 at 03:11:03PM -0700, Danny O'Brien wrote:
> > I turned off createpage and createtalk and writeapi for anonymous users
> > on 2010-11-18; if you look at the edit history for October and the first
> > half of November, we did have a serious problem with anonymously created
> > spam pages.
> >
> > I'd prefer to switch it back, but I'd like to avoid the anon spam
> > workload too.
> 
> AHH THE HIDDEN DELUGE
> 
> sigh.
> 
> you want to plot some with me about that captcha extension? I don't mind
> putting some time into it, and maybe the first step is me setting up some
> kind of dev version of www so I can mess things up on my own machine
> first...

Yeah, we should do that.  FWIW we're on a maintenance version of
MediaWiki, upgrading to the latest and greatest should probably also be
on the todo list.  (But they're still releasing security patches for
what we're on, so it's not uber-critical.)

-andy


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