Blog/20110317 mediawiki vandalism

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The RECOUP manual wiki (http://manual.recoup.educ.cam.ac.uk/) unfortunately attracted a lot of vandalism recently, and as there was no time for management (e.g. upgrade/install captcha etc), we simply locked it down. Here's what we did:

$wgGroupPermissions['*']['edit'] = false;
$wgGroupPermissions['user']['edit'] = false;
$wgGroupPermissions['sysop']['edit'] = true;

$wgGroupPermissions['*']['createpage'] = false;
$wgGroupPermissions['user']['createpage'] = false;
$wgGroupPermissions['sysop']['createpage'] = true;

$wgGroupPermissions['*']['createaccount'] = false;

It basically means that only sysops can edit and create pages. Not ideal, but with the next round of editing we can create a new group of editors.


2011-03-17 | Leave a comment | Back to blog