Forum:Anti-spam measures configuration
I've been dealing with a bunch of spam on my wiki for the past few months and have been searching for solutions for this (like requesting user group right changes, which would negatively affect unregistered contributors). However, there are some extensions installed by default that should help this, but their configurations seem to be unaccessible to an admin and ShoutWiki staff has to be contacted, which isn't ideal--but I'm not sure if I'm just not looking in the right place.
For instance, ConfirmEdit and AbuseFilter: Can they be enabled / configured without bothering the staff? Especially AbuseFilter with its complexity for users who aren't used to it working with it. For some reason, it's also installed by default on my wiki even though the extensions help page lists it as an on-request plug-in. Has this changed and the article wasn't updated? It's missing some extensions too, like AntiSpoof or GoogleDocs4MW.
- ConfirmEdit provides a Captcha when IP (anonymous) users try to edit. It requires no per-wiki configuration. (It also provides very little protection, considering IP bots bypass it rather easily.) Any admin (sysop) can create rules for AbuseFilter. No staff intervention is required for either extension. AbuseFilter is now installed by default on all wikis. --Saftzie (talk) 22:49, 23 March 2019 (UTC)