User talk:WikiSysop

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You need to ban this spammer's IP address: -- Trev _ Done.

After wandering in circles, removing all the #statements from the language templates and reducing them to the barest required to add French, I finally realised that you (er, I) cannot get the multiple language feature working because the ParserFunctions extension is not installed ... duh!

You can find it at:

Trev 11:49, 3 March 2011 (UTC)

I just installed it. Thanks very much for your investigation.

skc 12:00, 3 March 2011 (UTC)

Excellent! It now works :-) Trev 12:20, 3 March 2011 (UTC)

This page needs to be deleted:

as it is a dupe of this page which has more content:

Trev 02:04, 6 March 2011 (UTC)

I'm going to do it. In fact What_is_Pinguino%3F is the right name to use. English does not put a space before a question mark as I know.

skc 12:07, 11 March 2011 (UTC)

Can I have page delete privileges please to remove spam?

trev 04:32, 19 April 2013 (UTC)

Is it OK now? WikiSysop 11:10, 19 April 2013 (UTC)

No :( Extra privs shows as:

   * Edit all user rights (userrights)
   * Merge users (usermerge)
   * Not be affected by rate limits (noratelimit)

trev 12:13, 19 April 2013 (UTC)

It should be OK now

WikiSysop 12:25, 19 April 2013 (UTC)

Excellent! Thank you :-)

trev 20:52, 19 April 2013 (UTC)

May I can ask, what kind of extensions are using in the wiki to stop the Spam ? I saw that around 80% of last changes in the wiki was to remove the Spam... Plus the MediaWiki version is TOO OLD (1.15.5 from 2010!!). This is a serious security handicap! Please update to a modern version that have fixed a lot of security holes.

zardoz 12:47, 1 June 2013 (UTC)

Don't worry, 1.15.5-2squeeze5 is not 1.15.5 and security updates are done. An update is planned this summer. Most of the activity is SPAM related because there's not much activity, but you're welcome to contribute. As you have seen, maintaining translated pages is also not always done.

WikiSysop 12:27, 1 June 2013 (UTC)

I can help with translations to Spanish (Isn't hard, only tedious), plus I'm playing with a small audio codec that I have plans to make a small library.

You are right about that translation isn't was done in a lot of time. The old Spanish main page, had links to two blogs about pinguino that wasn't updated in two years! (And had a bad pinguino 18f2550 schematics).

About other things. What happen to the blog ? All time that try to see it, I get a "Access denied" page.

Zardoz 15:01, 1 June 2013 (UTC)

Just added a new filter to prevent bot user creation.

WikiSysop 09:49, 19 July 2013 (UTC)

It seems to be working!

trev 01:43, 20 July 2013 (UTC)

Is it possible to tweak the side bar to add a contact link ?

--Paintitblack 11:02, 30 October 2013 (UTC)

Yes, you can edit MediaWiki:Sidebar, or I can do it if you do not have rights to do so.

--WikiSysop 11:11, 30 October 2013 (UTC)

Can you delete ALL the users who have not edited the wiki? 99% of them are spammers who have started returning to add spam (they all registered before the anti-spam measures were in place).

trev 21:58, 27 December 2013 (UTC)

I will look again who to do this. I have two solutions:

  • removeUnusedAccounts.php found only 5 accounts, most have a line in logging/log and this script does not allow to delete it.
  • [User_Merge_and_Delete] but I have to merge users one by one (there are 3166 users).

--WikiSysop 09:03, 28 December 2013 (UTC)

I have modified removeUnusedAccounts.php and deleted 2156 useless accounts.

--WikiSysop 22:04, 5 January 2014 (UTC)

That's a good cull, but there still seems to be many more "useless/spammer" accounts. For example,

Hytsysz100 (Created on 18 July 2012 at 08:26)
Hytsysz103 (Created on 19 July 2012 at 07:13)
Hytsysz104 (Created on 20 July 2012 at 06:13)
Hytsysz105 (Created on 20 July 2012 at 08:40)
Hytsysz108 (Created on 24 July 2012 at 06:38)
Hytsysz109 (Created on 24 July 2012 at 07:10)
Hytsysz110 (Created on 25 July 2012 at 02:30)
Hytsysz112 (Created on 26 July 2012 at 02:24)
Hytsysz113 (Created on 27 July 2012 at 06:39)
Hytsysz86 (Created on 13 July 2012 at 07:18)
Hytsysz90 (Created on 16 July 2012 at 03:25)
Hytsysz91 (Created on 16 July 2012 at 06:24)
Hytsysz92 (Created on 16 July 2012 at 08:13)
Hytsysz95 (Created on 17 July 2012 at 08:26)

-- trev 22:35, 5 January 2014 (UTC)