From The Neuros Technology Wiki
is there an update that we should do to the wiki to help with this spam?
In general, I agree with you regarding the CAPCHAs and edit throttling, however after that last batch of spam chewed up an hour and half to fix, I could be convinced otherwise :-) I assume that level of interference doesn't happen all that often though.
I wonder if CAPCHAs and edit throttling could be introduced, for all newcomers, for a short probationary period. After a couple of proven edits, or early intrevention if requested they could be manually whitelisted, a bit like semiprotected on Wikipedia (I think? it's been a while since I looked there.) Even if preperations were made so that these features could be quickly switched on if we ever hit a troublesome period. They could be used in this fashion as a short term solution thus minimizing disruption and aggravation!
I certainly agree with the spam blacklist, that would be a good move! Graibeard 01:18, 27 November 2006 (CST)
- I had the same problem with my own wikis. There is an extension to mediawiki to allow e-mail verification to create an account. This completely stopped the spam.Openworld
- I'll probably implement this when I get time to upgrade to a newer version of MediaWiki, which I expect to do in not too long.. --Pgunn 15:48, 22 June 2007 (CDT)