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[aprssig] Access to info.aprs.net wiki

Scott Miller scott at opentrac.org
Wed Nov 2 22:40:46 UTC 2011

I just moved to a new server.  My own wiki seems to be working on the 
new version of mediawiki (or was until I messed up the database) but I 
have yet to set it up for info.aprs.net.

If anyone wants to take over stewardship of the wiki and manage the 
software, deal with updates, and handle sysop duties, let me know off-list.


On 8/31/2011 12:53 PM, Tom Russo wrote:
> On Wed, Aug 31, 2011 at 12:45:54PM -0700, we recorded a bogon-computron collision of the<w0jrt at yahoo.com>  flavor, containing:
>>  I'd like to make some contributions to the wiki at info.aprs.net but it isn't letting me create an account.? If I click on the "Log in / create account" link in the corner it takes me to a page that only lets me log in or recover a password, but not register.? I've e-mailed one of the sysops a few days ago but haven't received a response.
>>  Does anyone here know the owners of that site and could perhaps poke them to see if the registration thing could be fixed?
> Speak to Scott Miller.
> The problem is that the wiki is running very old version of mediawiki
> that doesn't support some important spam-control measures, and these were
> getting exploited several times a day for months --- the wiki was a polluted
> mess only a few months ago.  Spam scripts were creating accounts and spamming
> like mad, and there was no mediawiki plugin to prevent that that was compatible
> with the old version of mediawiki.
> As a stop-gap measure, Scott disallowed new registration until he had the time
> to upgrade the wiki software to one that supported finer-grained control over
> the registration process.
> Scott can still create an individual account himself, but might be too busy
> to service that sort of thing.
> I'm one of the sysops, but I have no access to the server itself --- I can only
> do sysop tasks that can be done through the mediawiki interface (like clean
> out spam, which I spent weeks doing).  I don't think creating user accounts
> is one of those.

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