[kde-community] Wikis uneditable

Ben Cooksley bcooksley at kde.org
Tue Feb 16 07:35:30 UTC 2016


On Sun, Feb 14, 2016 at 11:48 PM, Jaroslaw Staniek <staniek at kde.org> wrote:
> Hi Ben,

Hi Jaroslaw,

>
> It seems that techbase isn't locked. There were a few acts of
> vandalism too: https://techbase.kde.org/Special:Log/delete

Techbase should definitely be locked for normal user editing.
It is possible you are a member of a historical group there which has
edit powers though.

I don't see any evidence of vandalism in that log, just spam cleanup...

>
> PS: Any update on possible solutions for the wikis?

It's a work in progress, requiring a full Mediawiki update and all the
challenges that implies.

Cheers,
Ben

>
>
> On 2 February 2016 at 08:51, Ben Cooksley <bcooksley at kde.org> wrote:
>> Hi all,
>>
>> Until further notice, all wikis hosted under KDE.org have been
>> rendered uneditable by everyone except members of the Identity group
>> "web-admins".
>>
>> Unfortunately it seems bots (or a human sweatshop) have completely
>> automated the login (via OpenID/Identity none the less) and abusive
>> editing of many of our wikis.
>>
>> This appears to be an issue being experienced by other Mediawiki
>> installations elsewhere as well.
>>
>> At some point we may reinvestigate restoring editing rights to a more
>> limited number of users, but until then our wikis will remain closed
>> to editing.
>>
>> If necessary, we may need to consider migration to alternative Wiki software.
>>
>> Regards,
>> Ben Cooksley
>> KDE Sysadmin
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>
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