Fighting Spammers on the MediaWiki

July 14, 2008

by — Posted in Personal Writing, Security, Technology

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I was informed last week that the Stars of Intrepid Wiki I had setup to save the history of the Intrepid server from Star Wars Galaxies had a sudden influx of gold farming spammers.   I went and checked it out and Daethe seemed to be on top of taking care of the edits.   Over the weekend however more of this popped up, so I went hunting on how to block spam on a MediaWiki installation.   I found this article which gave me some options, and I think I implemented about all of them.

We’ll see how it goes and if I’m on top of it now.

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