Please disable page creation on the wiki temporarily

John Ralls jralls at
Sat Nov 24 20:26:15 EST 2012

On Nov 25, 2012, at 9:09 AM, John Ralls <jralls at> wrote:

> On Nov 25, 2012, at 5:50 AM, Christian Stimming <christian at> wrote:
>> Am Samstag, 24. November 2012, 23:32:55 schrieb John Ralls:
>>> 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.

To follow up, yes, Wikimedia is scriptable [1], but it isn't easy. They're redoing their extension code to use Lua in the hope of making it easier.

That said, there are already some mass-delete extensions [2], in particular Nuke [3] which allows mass-deleting spam pages. I don't immediately see any blocking in it, but it illustrates what can be done.

As an aside, Gramps [4] has a setup that requires one to solve a simple arithmetic problem when committing an edit with external links. I don't know if that would be effective in discouraging the sort of spam pages I deleted yesterday -- which looked like they were created by live humans -- but it's worth considering.

John Ralls


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