[uf-discuss] MediaWiki plugin

Ben Ward lists at ben-ward.co.uk
Thu Jan 8 14:52:45 PST 2009

Update on this:

We've added the ReCaptcha extension to our MediaWiki install, which  
provides a visual and audio captcha to the sign up process, against  
brute force password login attacks and a few other scenarios. It  
should significantly raise the barrier of entry for spam bots.

Critically, it doesn't add anything to logging in or editing pages, so  
your regular workflows should be unaffected.

Let me know if you have any problems,



On 5 Jan 2009, at 01:05, Toby A Inkster wrote:

> I don't know much about MediaWiki, but surely it's possible to  
> create a plugin which looks at edits from users with no edit  
> history, and blocks the edit if and only if it seems to create a one- 
> word paragraph at the top of the page? That would kill the majority  
> of this rubbish:
> http://microformats.org/wiki/Special:RecentChanges
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