I use AbuseFilter (for MediaWiki) on Appropedia, and it's great. It's used on Wikipedia, so it's very stable. I mainly set it to only filter edits by anons and brand new editors, but I also give a warning/suggestion notice to anyone who blanks a page.

If someone installs it, and gives me rights to the AbuseFiter, I can add the filter code that is working well on Appropedia, and I'm available to help when new filters need to be added.

Ideally you'll also have someone with deletion rights to check every day or two. Monitoring Special:NewPages is also good because most spam comes as new pages.

On 14 June 2012 04:16, Geoffrey <computergeoffrey@zoho.com> wrote:
Addition: Link to CheckUser: http://www.mediawiki.org/wiki/Extension:CheckUser

---- Aan Wed, 13 Jun 2012 20:11:30 +0200 <computergeoffrey@zoho.com> schreef ----

Hi PCMan (FTP admin) and others,

Again, a lot of spam was there on the LXDE Wiki. Wiki13, also admin, suggests:

* Upgrading the wiki, to properly install the extensions below
* Installing additional extensions:
      https://www.mediawiki.org/wiki/Extension:AntiBot
      https://www.mediawiki.org/wiki/Extension:ConfirmEdit
      https://www.mediawiki.org/wiki/Extension:SimpleAntiSpam
      https://www.mediawiki.org/wiki/Extension:SpamBlacklist
      https://www.mediawiki.org/wiki/Extension:Title_Blacklist
* Getting rid of the proxy (if possible)
* Installing checkuser (useless if proxy is there) - allows for investigating spamming IP's

I hope you will reply soon. Spam is getting worser every day. About +- 30 articles a day that need to be removed.

@ PCMan: If you need help, don't hesitate to ask.

Smile4ever

     



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