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Can someone pls make some changes to the forum to prevent spammers that would be nice


Posted by XGBC on 7 September 2018 at 08:43.

I agree it's an issue. We've been removing spam after the fact, but we could use someone who implement more preventative measures.

Posted by ALittleSlow (administrator) on 8 September 2018 at 02:33.

Whoops, I accidentally deleted XGBCs reply in my haste to deal with the last wave of spam. Is there some way we can make it so that only registered users can post to the forum/edit pages?

Posted by Captainowie (administrator) on 2 October 2018 at 08:02.

Yes. See https://www.mediawiki.org/wiki/Extension:WikiForum. Looks like it needs changed in the local settings file on the server. I haven't touched that file since the migration to ShoutWiki, so that's another question for Lewis Cawte.

According to http://www.greatballcontraption.com/wiki/Special:Version, we have version 2.5 installed. According to the above reference, the latest version is 2.2.3. I can't explain that. Maybe we have a forked version?

More info here: http://www.shoutwiki.com/wiki/Help:WikiForum

Posted by ALittleSlow (administrator) on 4 October 2018 at 00:54.

oh nice now you have implemented something to prevent spam


Posted by XGBC on 29 December 2018 at 13:46.

To protect the wiki against automated spamming, we kindly ask you to solve the following task below and enter the answer in the box (more info):