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Re: New Australian Bus 'Wiki' website

PostPosted: Sun Mar 22, 2009 7:16 pm
by Hornibrook
I like the idea, but theres hardly anybody on there, or anyone posting.

Re: New Australian Bus 'Wiki' website

PostPosted: Wed Jul 08, 2009 10:13 pm
by PRT 065
Just noticed in http://bus.org.au/index.php/Special:Version That the Version of media wiki os 3 sub versions out of date .

also is it posible to have the import page function enabled to import pages properly from wikipedia and other wikimedia wikis.

Re: New Australian Bus 'Wiki' website

PostPosted: Wed Jul 08, 2009 10:29 pm
by Hornibrook
037291 wrote:Just noticed in http://bus.org.au/index.php/Special:Version That the Version of media wiki os 3 sub versions out of date .

also is it posible to have the import page function enabled to import pages properly from wikipedia and other wikimedia wikis.

That probably defeats the purpose in the first place. I mean why replicate something that is already there.

Re: New Australian Bus 'Wiki' website

PostPosted: Thu Jul 09, 2009 8:17 am
by PRT 065
The import function can be used to import templates in a much more trublesome way as when i export it also exports the other templates needed to work.

Re: New Australian Bus 'Wiki' website

PostPosted: Sun May 15, 2011 12:35 pm
by Fleet Lists
And by now most pages are SPAM.

Can anyone clean this up so it now just not worth looking at with all the rubbish which is on it.

I nearly feel like removing the link to it from the home page.

Re: New Australian Bus 'Wiki' website

PostPosted: Sun May 15, 2011 2:45 pm
by PRT 065
I am in the process of deleting and banning the spam users now. Ideally I would like to have some more sysop users on the wiki. But that requires bureaucrat access to do.

Re: New Australian Bus 'Wiki' website

PostPosted: Sun May 15, 2011 5:52 pm
by PRT 065
There has been 56 spam entries which i have just deleted. It has been about 3 weeks since i removed the last lot of spam.

see the Deletion log for further details.

Re: New Australian Bus 'Wiki' website

PostPosted: Sun May 15, 2011 7:23 pm
by Fleet Lists
That is great.

But the log just showed No matching items in log.

Re: New Australian Bus 'Wiki' website

PostPosted: Sun May 15, 2011 8:20 pm
by PRT 065
I Have fixed that link up. http://bus.org.au/index.php/Special:Log/delete

Unfortunately due to the way the wiki is set up only Ken and I have the access to delete spam on the wiki. Hopefully if he gets around to it we can promote some more users to have this access.

Another change to the wiki that I have been discussing is to install a small modification to the wikI to enable using the forum account for login to the wiki. This can be also set up so users would need to be established on the forum before being granted the ability to edit the wiki. ( by disallowing the usergroup of new members onto the wiki)

Let me know your thoughts on this matter.

Regards Matt,
(037291 on the wiki)

Re: New Australian Bus 'Wiki' website

PostPosted: Mon May 16, 2011 3:22 pm
by Fleet Lists
That sounds good. I like the bit about disallowing those in the new members usergroup.

Re: New Australian Bus 'Wiki' website

PostPosted: Thu May 19, 2011 6:02 pm
by Fleet Lists
It did not take long for another one to get in at http://bus.org.au/index.php/Just_droppe ... ication_50 which was posted yesterday 18th May,

Re: New Australian Bus 'Wiki' website

PostPosted: Fri May 20, 2011 4:31 pm
by shovelyjoe
The Brisbane Busway stations' pages need a bit of improvement formatting wise. Whoever wrote them has done a good job and I like the way they've been done but there are still numerous unnecessary or out of place formatting characters on these pages.

I've deleted two spam pages and thanks to the efforts of PRT 065 there is a lot less spam on the BusWiki now than there was before.

Re: New Australian Bus 'Wiki' website

PostPosted: Sun Jun 10, 2012 4:53 pm
by huyie
Can the wiki be integrated with the forum, with say http://www.mediawiki.org/wiki/Extension ... le_Sign-On
This would help to help to stop new spam accounts being created for the time being and encourage people to use it (would help if an anti-spam regex script was installed).

Never realised how bad the wiki has become with the spam.

Re: New Australian Bus 'Wiki' website

PostPosted: Sun Jun 10, 2012 5:29 pm
by Fleet Lists
With the new link which was brought into use a few weeks ago, is there still SPAM? I can not see any. http://www.busaustralia.com/wiki/index. ... =Main_Page

It was certainly unusable because of the SPAM before then.

Re: New Australian Bus 'Wiki' website

PostPosted: Sun Jun 10, 2012 6:11 pm
by huyie
Spam will still be prevalent, especially if nothing is done to prevent bots from auto registering accounts (especially if there is no CAPTCHA set up).

Re: New Australian Bus 'Wiki' website

PostPosted: Sun Jun 10, 2012 6:58 pm
by huyie
huyie wrote:Is there any chance of installing the ParserFunctions Extension to the bus wiki, so that I can transfer/copy some templates that I was creating from wikipedia?


Can this please be installed? I would like to fix up a template, and not worth the trouble fixing up all the entries from the template until it is done.

Re: New Australian Bus 'Wiki' website

PostPosted: Sun Jun 10, 2012 7:43 pm
by PRT 065
We already have separate Single sign in modification that is just waiting for a time where both Ken and I are free to configure it.

Also if you want to import just use the import tool. http://busaustralia.com/wiki/index.php? ... ial:Import

Re: New Australian Bus 'Wiki' website

PostPosted: Mon Jun 11, 2012 11:40 am
by huyie
Can I suggest the following extension be installed:
http://www.mediawiki.org/wiki/Extension:SpamBlacklist and
http://www.mediawiki.org/wiki/Extension:ConfirmEdit

Both are known to help remove spam on most custom wikis.

Re: New Australian Bus 'Wiki' website

PostPosted: Wed Jun 13, 2012 5:35 pm
by huyie
Spam is back, and would highly suggest installing the above extensions to prevent the sudden increase in spam. Won't do much about spam bots self registering, but will stop most of them posting getting though.

Any chance that I can get promoted to administrator rights at some point in the future?

Re: New Australian Bus 'Wiki' website

PostPosted: Tue Jun 19, 2012 4:24 pm
by huyie
The wiki disappeared?

Edit: I see it back up again, but lots of spam accumulated in the last few days

Re: New Australian Bus 'Wiki' website

PostPosted: Tue Jun 19, 2012 9:30 pm
by PRT 065
An update for everyone on the Outage during the last few days.

1- The Wiki has been moved back to bus.org.au

2- a redirect has been set up from busaustralia.com/wiki to bus.org.au . If this doesn't work please clear your cache and try again.

3- Some styling images are still to be fixed on the wiki

4- Bus Wiki has a Facebook page - https://www.facebook.com/BusWiki - Any minor outages will be updated there.

5- We now have a mass delete tool in operation . About once a week i go through and delete the spam that is added.


Regards PRT 065

Queensland Moderator and Bus Wiki Admin

Re: New Australian Bus 'Wiki' website

PostPosted: Wed Jun 20, 2012 8:18 am
by Fleet Lists
I can not get it to work
Then in the facebook page it says "To connect with Bus Wiki, sign up for Facebook today."

Does that mean I need to sign up there before I can see wiki?

So far I have resisted joining facebook in any way.

Re: New Australian Bus 'Wiki' website

PostPosted: Wed Jun 20, 2012 10:55 am
by huyie
Can I suggest a complete lock down on the account creation, as a means to deal with the spam for the time being?

Also, unable to make an edits due to this error:
A database error has occurred. Did you forget to run maintenance/update.php after upgrading? See: https://www.mediawiki.org/wiki/Manual:U ... ate_script
Query: SELECT rev_id,rev_page,rev_text_id,rev_timestamp,rev_comment,rev_user_text,rev_user,rev_minor_edit,rev_deleted,rev_len,rev_parent_id,rev_sha1,page_namespace,page_title,page_id,page_latest,user_name FROM `revision` INNER JOIN `page` ON ((page_id = rev_page)) LEFT JOIN `user` ON ((rev_user != 0) AND (user_id = rev_user)) WHERE page_id = '46' AND rev_id = '5842' LIMIT 1
Function: Revision::fetchFromConds
Error: 1054 Unknown column 'rev_sha1' in 'field list' (localhost)


Looks like the above error is in relation to this:
Database error
A database query syntax error has occurred. This may indicate a bug in the software. The last attempted database query was:
(SQL query hidden)
from within function "Revision::fetchFromConds". Database returned error "1054: Unknown column 'rev_sha1' in 'field list' (localhost)".


Full link after redirection too main page is: http://www.bus.org.au/index.php?title=Main_Page

Re: New Australian Bus 'Wiki' website

PostPosted: Wed Jun 20, 2012 11:59 am
by PRT 065
Fleet Lists wrote:Does that mean I need to sign up there before I can see wiki?


No - The Facebook page is just another way to get information on any issues.


huyie wrote:Also, unable to make an edits due to this error:


This should be rectified. , I was in the process of updating the Wiki at the time.

huyie wrote:Can I suggest a complete lock down on the account creation


Once i get a better grasp of setting permissions i will be changing it to prevent immediate creation of new pages.

Also for those who blank newly created spam pages , Please don't do that as the removal tool can't detect it.

Regards,

PRT 065

Re: New Australian Bus 'Wiki' website

PostPosted: Wed Jun 20, 2012 1:20 pm
by huyie
PRT 065 wrote:Once i get a better grasp of setting permissions i will be changing it to prevent immediate creation of new pages.

http://www.mediawiki.org/wiki/Manual:Preventing_access comes in handy. Just be careful with any sysop related settings.