How to stop mediawiki spam

We started getting spam on a Mediawiki based project I belong to, SWARM. I installed the ConfirmEdit extension and haven’t had another spam yet.

  • Wiki first launched March 2007.
  • First spam May 2007.
  • Last Spam… that same day. :-)

Update 4-4-08: eventually, I started getting spam through this. So I had to lock down the wiki. I disabled registration and made it so only logged-in users can edit. No more problems.

One Comment

  1. Mark says:

    You can also directly edit the EditPage.php file. That way you can let anonymous users continue to add content.

    Check out this article: Preventing Mediawiki Spam

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