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**Currently implemented in some cases.
 
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*implementation of the {{WP p|Project:Semi-protection|semi-protection}} function, to be used when pages become targets of negative behavior of any kind
 
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=== Extensions ===
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* Bad Behavior blocks a lot of spam without bothering users, by examining how an editor accesses the site. See [http://www.bad-behavior.ioerror.us/documentation/mediawiki/ Bad Behavior on MediaWiki] (official site) and [[mw:Extension:Bad Behavior]]. (The official site has up to date info and the MediaWiki.org page may have other useful info. (See also [http://wiki.evernex.com/index.php?title=Bad_Behavior_2_Extended Bad Behavior 2 Extended] - additional add-on for MediaWiki which adds a special page for Bad Behavior.)
  
 
==See also==
 
==See also==

Revision as of 20:50, 13 May 2009

The most effective anti-vandalism measure is an active community. We have a team of people (the Recent Changes Patrol monitoring all edits made, and vandalism and spam are quickly reverted.

We are also looking at other measures such as bots (as used with great efficiency at Wikipedia) to monitor and quickly revert vandalism.

See also the talk page, for further discussion.

Suggestions

  • implement a bot or bots taken (with permission) from Wikipedia spam & vandal-fighters. E.g. Tawkerbot.DEPRECATED TEMPLATE - PLEASE USE {{W}} INSTEAD. These could run on the server, for faster, 24-hour operation.
  • ban page creation by anons & new accounts (like Wikipedia) - On Appropedia, it is likely that some readers will never sign up until they are ready to create a page based on their project.
  • implement soft-protection for pages that are spam targets
  • reverse Turing tests
    • Currently implemented in some cases.
  • implementation of the semi-protectionDEPRECATED TEMPLATE - PLEASE USE {{W}} INSTEAD. function, to be used when pages become targets of negative behavior of any kind

Extensions

  • Bad Behavior blocks a lot of spam without bothering users, by examining how an editor accesses the site. See Bad Behavior on MediaWiki (official site) and mw:Extension:Bad Behavior. (The official site has up to date info and the MediaWiki.org page may have other useful info. (See also Bad Behavior 2 Extended - additional add-on for MediaWiki which adds a special page for Bad Behavior.)

See also

Interwiki links