[kde-community] Wikis uneditable

Dominik Haumann dhaumann at kde.org
Tue Feb 16 11:07:49 UTC 2016


I think my techbase account still has admin rights.
That is, I can also change the rights of others, and lock down pages etc.
If someone is interested, I can probably give rights to others, too.

Besides that, the people involved at that time were also danimo
and Cornelius, iirc. Probably, some knowhow is also in their heads ;)

Greetings,
Dominik

On Tue, Feb 16, 2016 at 8:35 AM, Ben Cooksley <bcooksley at kde.org> wrote:
> 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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>>
>>
>>
>> --
>> regards, Jaroslaw Staniek
>>
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