Here is a list of configuration changes to Mises Wiki that have been made.
- 1 Changes
- 1.1 Requiring site owner assistance
- 1.2 Requiring sysop assistance
Requiring site owner assistance
The site doesn't have enough user activity to maintain daily featured articles, quotes, etc. On the other hand, leaving a featured article up for a month may be too long; readers might get tired of looking at it and want something fresh. The Mises Wiki community should have the option of setting up a featured content rotation based on random selection. mw:Extension:RandomSelection is used for this purpose at such wikis as Libertapedia, RationalWiki, etc.
Download and install mw:Extension:RandomSelection.
Special:CategoryTree is broken. I googled the error message and didn't see anything (except for that google-indexed page on our wiki). Therefore, all I can recommend is following these steps:
- Download and upgrade to the latest version of MediaWiki, which is currently 1.19.1 (we have 1.18.2); then
- Download the latest version of CategoryTree and copy it over the old files; and see if that fixes it.
mw:Extension:Confirmedit#ReCaptcha says, about the captcha: "Unfortunately, as of 2011, some spammers appear to have figured out a way to bypass it, either through character recognition or by using humans. For that reason, it is not necessarily recommended." Experience on other wikis suggests a stronger anti-spam measure would be Asirra. One way or another, the spammers have obviously figured out a way to edit the site despite the current Captcha.
Add the following to LocalSettings.php:
require_once("$IP/extensions/ConfirmEdit/Asirra.php"); $wgCaptchaClass = 'Asirra';
New user controls
24 hours should give enough time to review an editor's first six edits and decide whether to allow him to continue or warn/block him. From that point onward, he should be free of those annoying captchas. Also, since almost all spam contains urls, in most cases the captchas should be configured to only show up when urls are being added. It's important to balance fighting spam with not making the anti-spam measures too much of a pain in the neck for editors.
$wgAutoConfirmAge = 3600 * 24; // one day $wgAutoConfirmCount = 6; // 6 edits $wgGroupPermissions['*' ]['skipcaptcha'] = false; $wgGroupPermissions['autoconfirmed']['skipcaptcha'] = true; $wgCaptchaTriggers['edit'] = false; $wgCaptchaTriggers['create'] = false; $wgCaptchaTriggers['addurl'] = true; $wgCaptchaTriggers['createaccount'] = true; $wgCaptchaTriggers['badlogin'] = true;
Requiring sysop assistance
Signatures do not by default contain a link to the user's talk page.
Change the content of MediaWiki:Signature to: