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Old 07-13-2012, 04:03 AM
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I may have found a solution. I'm looking into User Rights and there is a way to limit who can create a page. The idea is to prevent new, unconfirmed users from creating a new page while allowing them to still edit existing pages. I would say that 99% of the spam is people creating a new page with a bunch of BS... Thoughts?
Update. There is a way to auto-promote members after they have either confirmed their e-mail address or made X number of edits. Until that point, they will not be able to CREATE any page.
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Old 07-13-2012, 06:00 AM
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Update. There is a way to auto-promote members after they have either confirmed their e-mail address or made X number of edits. Until that point, they will not be able to CREATE any page.
How? The one problem is one you've already mentioned - members who are real should be able to create pages. How are they verified (without having one of us do it?) Just curious.
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Old 07-13-2012, 02:10 PM
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How? The one problem is one you've already mentioned - members who are real should be able to create pages. How are they verified (without having one of us do it?) Just curious.
There is a setting built into the software called "$wgAutopromote". I'm going to write a custom script for it that will help us determine who is a real user and who isn't. It is going to take a little time to perfect, but once I get it right it will help significantly.

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Old 07-16-2012, 05:05 PM
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I'm in favor of requiring new users to have their edits approved by a moderator before they go on the page. Kind of like how you have the option of reviewing wall posts on facebook before allowing them.
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Old 07-16-2012, 08:18 PM
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I'm in favor of requiring new users to have their edits approved by a moderator before they go on the page. Kind of like how you have the option of reviewing wall posts on facebook before allowing them.
That would be wonderful... Now find a way to actually do that...
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Old 07-16-2012, 11:03 PM
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That would be wonderful... Now find a way to actually do that...
If only I personally could, I'm just brainstorming.
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