User talk:Veramet

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You've been hacked

It looks like you got one of the pages, but this page is also in your wiki: Politics slows Congress in 2007‎. It happened to a wiki that I maintain, too. Once you start getting hacked, you'll keep getting hacked. They have a randome username generator, so you'll have to block new users every couple of days. What I did is install a thing on my wiki that made it so that you have to type in a math formula if you're trying to add content with external links. That totally stopped all of the spam, without making it too much of a pain for users, since most users add content rather than links. I don't know the link to the thing I installed, but you should be able to find one. Also, you should check Special:Newpages to make sure that you clean out all of the spam pages. 11:01, 3 January 2008 (MST)

This wiki is a little different in what most users do. Links are common with music (this isn't an encyclopedia, per se; it's more of a repository for hymns, hymn information, and helpful things about hymns—though it can be used like an encyclopedia). I use links a lot, anyway: so it would be a huge hassle for me. Do you have any other ideas? Do you think just doing that at account creation would fix the problem? I think it would be better if we could do that for all users except for approved users (that way, if I know someone's not a spammer, I can make it so they don't have to do it). Is that currently an option with MediaWiki? Thanks for the help, by the way. Veramet 23:36, 8 January 2008 (MST)
Another idea would be to make it so initial posts are moderated (i.e. they don't show up until approved, and if they're not approved, they don't get posted). However, I think they should start to show up without moderation after one to three posts have been approved. Veramet 23:40, 8 January 2008 (MST)

Stop the vandalism

Please, please install something on your site that stops the vandals. They're bot vandals, too, so they should be easy to stop. 22:19, 7 January 2008 (MST)

I'll have to contact the people in charge of that and see what they think (although I'm the founder, I don't have access to the wiki software, nor the ability change it in and of myself). Veramet 23:14, 8 January 2008 (MST)