Please disable page creation on the wiki temporarily
jralls at ceridwen.us
Sat Nov 24 20:26:15 EST 2012
On Nov 25, 2012, at 9:09 AM, John Ralls <jralls at ceridwen.us> wrote:
> On Nov 25, 2012, at 5:50 AM, Christian Stimming <christian at cstimming.de> 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 , 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 , in particular Nuke  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  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.
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