[aprssig] APRS Wiki vandalism
russo at bogodyn.org
Thu Jul 5 13:04:24 CDT 2007
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> I agree, this software isn't working out and I'm regretting the choice. I'd
> have installed MediaWiki already if I had the time to do it. If you (or
> anyone else) wants to volunteer to set it up and start migrating content,
> let me know and I'll set you up with an account on the server. It's a
> Windows 2003 server running IIS, with PHP and MySQL installed.
> I'll see if I have a recent database backup for the wiki that might speed up
> the recovery process. If not, some of that might have to come from Google's
I managed to restore everything. Turns out that WikkaWakkaWiki does have
some user preference settings that let you bump up the number of revisions
that the history function produces, so I was able to rever everything.
I'm sorry I don't really have time to help you manage a new wiki, though.
I'll gladly help maintain it, but can't help set it up.
> > Today I discovered that just about every single page on the
> > APRS wiki at
> > info.aprs.net was trashed --- all replaced by link spam, all
> > real content
> > removed.
> > I am in the process of trying to restore it, but I have to
> > conclude that
> > the wiki is in a terrible way and needs to be replaced by a
> > more secure,
> > less open version.
> > Migrating to MediaWiki and locking it down so that sysops
> > have to approve
> > new users would be my change of choice.
> > As it is, the wiki has pretty much been rendered useless, as
> > it requires manual
> > clean up every few days. Today's vandalism is so severe that
> > it will take
> > a long time to fix. They even trashed the "RecentChanges"
> > page that makes
> > clean-up easier (I've restored it).
> > --
> > Tom Russo KM5VY SAR502 DM64ux
> > http://www.swcp.com/~russo/
> > Tijeras, NM QRPL#1592 K2#398 SOC#236 AHTB#1
> > http://kevan.org/brain.cgi?DDTNM
> > "And, isn't sanity really just a one-trick pony anyway? I
> > mean all you get is
> > one trick, rational thinking, but when you're good and
> > crazy, oooh, oooh,
> > oooh, the sky is the limit!" --- The Tick
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Tom Russo KM5VY SAR502 DM64ux http://www.swcp.com/~russo/
Tijeras, NM QRPL#1592 K2#398 SOC#236 AHTB#1 http://kevan.org/brain.cgi?DDTNM
"And, isn't sanity really just a one-trick pony anyway? I mean all you get is
one trick, rational thinking, but when you're good and crazy, oooh, oooh,
oooh, the sky is the limit!" --- The Tick
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