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[aprssig] APRS Wiki vandalism

Tom Russo russo at bogodyn.org
Thu Jul 5 18:04:24 UTC 2007


On Thu, Jul 05, 2007 at 10:39:59AM -0700, we recorded a bogon-computron collision of the <scott at opentrac.org> flavor, containing:
> 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
> cache.

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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