User talk:Neylon

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(Spam removal, templates and categories)
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:I have also added some of the pages that need deleting to the [[:Category:Delete Page|Delete Page]] category.
:I have also added some of the pages that need deleting to the [[:Category:Delete Page|Delete Page]] category.
:I can feed you more ideas about dealing with spam if you are interested. -- [[User:TenguTech|TenguTech]]([[User_talk:TenguTech|Talk]]) 12:31, 5 June 2011 (UTC)
:I can feed you more ideas about dealing with spam if you are interested. -- [[User:TenguTech|TenguTech]]([[User_talk:TenguTech|Talk]]) 12:31, 5 June 2011 (UTC)
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== More anti link spam ideas ==
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Here is a list of other things you might like to think about doing.
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# Disable edit by non-logged in users
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# Disable new user registrations, temporarily (this will give you some time to do a clean up)
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# Update your version of Media wiki. You are using version [[Special:Version|1.12.0]] from 2008. The current version is [http://www.mediawiki.org/wiki/Download 1.16.5] (lots of security fixes)
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'''Experimental:''' I don't think these will cause problems, but they are things that I think will cut down the link spam. (I just don't have ftp access to a wiki I Sysop to try implementing them.)
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(I would be interested in implementing them one at a time to see what difference they make. You would also have to re-enable account creation for the test to be useful.)
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# Disable API access for: Anonymous, [[Special:Listusers|Users]], Autoconfirmed (I haven't had a chance to test this, but idea being that most spammers probably use bots to write to the wiki and create users). See the MediaWiki [http://www.mediawiki.org/wiki/Manual:User_rights Manual:User rights]
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# Disable page creation for ''Users'' and ''Autoconfirmed'' users. But allow it for ''Emailconfirmed'' users.
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# Disable uploading of files for any user below the ''Emailconfirmed'' access level.
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# Install [http://www.mediawiki.org/wiki/Extension:ConfirmEdit#ReCaptcha ReCaptcha] instead of the current captcha. It uses images and I think the text for the current one is parseable (sp?) be a bot.
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Other pages you might like to read:
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* [http://www.mediawiki.org/wiki/Manual:Combating_spam Manual:Combating spam]
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* [http://www.mediawiki.org/wiki/API:Restricting_API_usage API:Restricting API usage]
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-- [[User:TenguTech|TenguTech]]([[User_talk:TenguTech|Talk]]) 11:41, 6 June 2011 (UTC)

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