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Is it just me...

Post by gsword97 » 28 Jan 2012 01:51

I think the TM Wiki is dead. All I see there is advertising(in the current changes list)

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Re: Is it just me...

Post by Xymph » 28 Jan 2012 08:21

http://www.tm-wiki.org/ works fine, you may be looking at the wrong site.
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Re: Is it just me...

Post by Queen Jadis » 28 Jan 2012 16:38

Personally, I don't think this website is informative enough to learn more about TM than you already know. Most articles haven't been updated in the last years (!) and all new articles are spam. It certainly needs some revision.
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Re: Is it just me...

Post by Xymph » 28 Jan 2012 17:03

Oh, it's not dead, but is being spammed. :roll: The OP made it sound like he couldn't reach the real site and saw a domain-placeholder site.

Alright, so it needs housekeeping, and I started editing out spam links from existing, valid articles (English site only). But I don't know how to, or don't have permission to, remove entire spam articles, so for now I can just empty them. Any suggestions? And anyone care to join in the clean-up sweep?
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Re: Is it just me...

Post by eXtreme34 » 28 Jan 2012 19:19

gsword97 wrote:I think the TM Wiki is dead. All I see there is advertising(in the current changes list)
I think you thought about TMMod or TMCreative.
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Re: Is it just me... TM-Wiki spam

Post by Xymph » 28 Jan 2012 19:22

<cough> Well, this is a little more than I can chew off. :( It turns out admin Amadeus last worked on banning spammers and cleaning spam on Nov 10, 2011. Since then a few thousand spam entries have been made, of which I emptied a few hundred just now. But new ones appeared while I was doing that... sigh. And besides, just emptying isn't the right solution in the long run, the entries should be deleted altogether.

So I've mailed Nazgul/Amadeus (via his whois addresses, just like last May when there was an editing bug), and asked them to resume housekeeping, and perhaps enable some moderation in new account creation and such. Hopefully they'll resurface.
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Re: Is it just me...

Post by »Enryx« » 28 Jan 2012 21:16

Queen Jadis wrote:Personally, I don't think this website is informative enough to learn more about TM than you already know. Most articles haven't been updated in the last years
Very correct
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Re: Is it just me...

Post by Xymph » 31 Jan 2012 07:32

»Enryx« wrote:
Queen Jadis wrote:Personally, I don't think this website is informative enough to learn more about TM than you already know. Most articles haven't been updated in the last years
Very correct
It's a wiki, if it's not filled by the community then nothing happens. Those who didn't make one or more contributions, don't really have any right to complain IMHO.
I'm doing my part, are you doing yours? :wink:

Anyway, Nazgul responded that he'll look into the spam problem.
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Re: Is it just me...

Post by eXtreme34 » 31 Jan 2012 11:24

Well, I agree with Xymph. Is TM-Wiki dynamic if we don't feed it ?
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Re: Is it just me...

Post by Xymph » 08 Feb 2012 07:58

Xymph wrote:Anyway, Nazgul responded that he'll look into the spam problem.
He's working on it now, hopefully the site is fully cleaned up soon. Thanks Nazgul!
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Re: Is it just me...

Post by NazguL » 08 Feb 2012 17:07

No problem.

Sorry for the delay.

Xymph, do you want to be OP ? I've notice you blanked many pages, but that's not efficient until you have access to the (very few) op-only tools.

I've also removed the protection on the main page.
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Re: Is it just me...

Post by Xymph » 08 Feb 2012 20:29

NazguL wrote:Xymph, do you want to be OP ?
Hmm, well, I'd rather have less to do instead of more, but since you already did all the heavy clean-up work, I suppose having a backup for small maintenance would be useful. If there's another volunteer that can help you and that you trust, that would be preferable. Then I won't mind being the backup of the backup. :wink:
NazguL wrote:I've notice you blanked many pages, but that's not efficient until you have access to the (very few) op-only tools.
I know, that's why after a few dozen, I ceased doing that and mailed you instead. :)
NazguL wrote:I've also removed the protection on the main page.
You mean against editing it? Ok.
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