Please disable page creation on the wiki temporarily

John Ralls jralls at
Sat Nov 24 19:09:20 EST 2012

On Nov 25, 2012, at 5:50 AM, Christian Stimming <christian at> wrote:

> Am Samstag, 24. November 2012, 23:32:55 schrieb John Ralls:
>> On Nov 24, 2012, at 7:39 PM, Christian Stimming <christian at> 
> wrote:
>>> Sure. Jralls, gjanssens, and you already have the SysOp status (called
>>> "Administrator" in the mediawiki naming). Anyone else here?
>> Ah, good. I just cleaned up a few, and blocked the creators.
> Thanks. I have one additional suggestion when cleaning up the spam pages: 
> Please don't keep the "content was: ..." in the commit message, as it already 
> contains some of the spammers' URLs. Instead, I would suggest to keep both the 
> page deletion commit (errr, it's called "edit" in mediawiki) and the user 
> block commit simply with an empty comment. I don't see any reason for 
> recording the reason, because we only have one single reason for blocking 
> users or deleting pages: spam, i.e. content that has nothing to do with 
> gnucash and contains links to other sites with the obvious intention to 
> increase page ranks for those URLs. As we haven't had any different reasons 
> for blocking or page deletion all those years, we can very well leave the 
> description lines completely empty. That saves you a few seconds of typing :-)

Good points. Will do.

>> It would be
>> nice to have a "nuke" function that does both at once.
> Yes, that would be nice, but apparently this doesn't exist.

ISTR that wikimedia is scriptable, but I'll have to do some research.

John Ralls

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