Please disable page creation on the wiki temporarily

Christian Stimming christian at
Sat Nov 24 05:39:18 EST 2012

Am Freitag, 23. November 2012, 10:23:51 schrieb Derek Atkins:
> >> wiki? I urge you to please temporarily disable the page creation
> >> permission ("createpage") for normal users. 
> Fell usually works on it, too,but I think he's away on holiday right now.

Yes. And also the volume has increased.

> >> According to, the
> >> user group "all" has the permission to create pages "createpage" and
> >> create discussion pages "createtalk". Both should be disabled for some
> >> days so that I get some relief of the daily spam deletion tasks.
> >> Thanks!
> Hmm, createpage should only exist for authenticated users, and it should
> be delayed by 7 days (i.e., the account must exist for 7 days before they
> can create pages).  Fell and I worked on that, but there's been no way to
> actually test it.

That's true - Fell and you tried to activate this delay, but it didn't 
actually work.

For this reason I'm asking for a temporary disabling of "createpage" 
altogether until we've found out how to set up the 7 day delay correctly. 

> > The core devs should all have the privs to kill userids, and we should
> > all review the changes (can it be made into an email notification or
> > RSS/ATOM feed?) daily so that Christian isn't the only one doing
> > cleanup.
> Agreed, any core dev that wants it should have SysOp status.

Sure. Jralls, gjanssens, and you already have the SysOp status (called 
"Administrator" in the mediawiki naming). Anyone else here?



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