Difference between revisions of "Prevent Spam and Vandalism"

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=== Administration Related Shortcut ===
 
=== Administration Related Shortcut ===
  
The following are measures suggested by MediaWiki's page, Manual:Combating_vandalism, to be taken by administrators in case of spam or vandalism.
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The following are measures suggested by MediaWiki's page, [https://www.mediawiki.org/wiki/Manual:Combating_vandalism Manual:Combating_vandalism], to be taken by administrators in case of spam or vandalism.
  
 
==== User related ====
 
==== User related ====
 
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* User rename: [http://pclinuxoshelp.com/index.php/Special:RenameUser Special:RenameUser] (requires [http://pclinuxoshelp.com/index.php?title=Extension:Renameuser&action=edit&redlink=1 Extension:Renameuser])
    User rename: Special:RenameUser (requires Extension:Renameuser)
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* New users log: [http://pclinuxoshelp.com/index.php/Special:Log/newusers Special:Log/newusers]
    New users log: Special:Log/newusers
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* User list: [http://pclinuxoshelp.com/index.php/Special:ListUsers Special:ListUsers]
    User list: Special:ListUsers  
 
  
 
==== Block related ====
 
==== Block related ====
  
     Block IP: Special:Block
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     Block IP: [http://pclinuxoshelp.com/index.php/Special:Block Special:Block]
 
     IP block ranges (perform block ranges carefully and in most cases only temporarily such as 24 hours, 3 days, 2 weeks, 3 months and so on depending on the situation):
 
     IP block ranges (perform block ranges carefully and in most cases only temporarily such as 24 hours, 3 days, 2 weeks, 3 months and so on depending on the situation):
        Table of sample ranges
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*  [http://www.mediawiki.org/wiki/Help:Range_blocks#Table_of_sample_ranges Table of sample ranges]
        Most commonly used (sample blocks):
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Most commonly used (sample blocks):
            69.208.0.0/16 (for blocking 69.208.x.x)
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**  69.208.0.0/16 (for blocking 69.208.x.x)
            69.208.52.0/24 (for blocking 69.208.52.x)  
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**  69.208.52.0/24 (for blocking 69.208.52.x)  
    Block log: Special:Log/block
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Block log: [http://pclinuxoshelp.com/index.php/Special:Log/block Special:Log/block]]
    Unblocking and list of current blocks: Special:BlockList  
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Unblocking and list of current blocks: [http://pclinuxoshelp.com:80/index.php/Special:BlockList Special:BlockList]
  
 
==== Other shortcuts ====
 
==== Other shortcuts ====
  
    MediaWiki:Titleblacklist - for editing list of bad titles (requires Extension:Title Blacklist)
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*  [http://pclinuxoshelp.com/index.php?title=MediaWiki:Titleblacklist&action=edit&redlink=1 MediaWiki:Titleblacklist] - for editing list of bad titles (requires [http://pclinuxoshelp.com/index.php?title=Extension:Title_Blacklist&action=edit&redlink=1 Extension:Title Blacklist])
    Hide Revisions: For hiding bad usernames still left in logs or bad edit comments etc
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Hide Revisions: For hiding bad usernames still left in logs or bad edit comments etc
    Special:RecentChangesCleanup - clean up recent changes from vandalism (requires Extension:Recent Changes Cleanup) (always the last step)  
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*  [http://pclinuxoshelp.com/index.php/Special:RecentChangesCleanup Special:RecentChangesCleanup] - clean up recent changes from vandalism ([http://pclinuxoshelp.com/index.php?title=Extension:Recent_Changes_Cleanup&action=edit&redlink=1 requires Extension:Recent Changes Cleanup]) (always the last step)  
  
 
   
 
   

Latest revision as of 20:59, 18 April 2018

Vandalism and spam are a major problem in all wikis, but especially wikis maintained by a small group of volunteers, such as this one. To prevent spam, many measures can be taken. Included in these are necessary precautions which can, at a minimum, cause spammers and vandals to think twice before proceeding to attack a wiki.

Administration Related Shortcut

The following are measures suggested by MediaWiki's page, Manual:Combating_vandalism, to be taken by administrators in case of spam or vandalism.

User related

Block related

   Block IP: Special:Block
   IP block ranges (perform block ranges carefully and in most cases only temporarily such as 24 hours, 3 days, 2 weeks, 3 months and so on depending on the situation):

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