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16 August 2015 – Server Move Complete?

The server move is complete and has been for a while. Please address any new or outstanding concerns about how the site is working to my talk page. BrandonCsSanders (talk) 15:20, 16 August 2015 (PDT)

10 August 2015 – New policy on files

See WikiIndex:File deletion if you are interested in discussing our guidelines for which files should be allowed or remain on WikiIndex.

14 November 2014 - Upcoming ServerMove, please add concerns

Please help create a prioritized list of the most important aspects of WikiIndex that need to be preserved and addressed during the upcoming ServerMove. -- BrandonCsSanders

1 November 2014 - E-mail functionality works as expected

With the help of Emufarmers we got the server configuration right. The E-mail-verification procedure connected to the account creation procedure will work fine now, also with strict email providers like gmx.de or facebook.com. Manorainjan

8 October 2014 - New Community Tool In The Works

This is the Invitation2Invatations ;-)
On the new page Invitations to get involved You will find now the entry points of all ongoing work where You can get involved. Manorainjan

27 September 2014 - WikiCon 2014

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The annual gathering for German-speaking Wikipedians WikiCon 2014 takes place from October 3 to 5 at Komed, Mediapark, Cologne, Germany. Manorainjan

07 September 2014 - Getting the email function to work

We took up this old issue again and are making good progress. First results are this List of domains on a new help page that shows how to work around the problem until it is fixed. Manorainjan

28 July 2014 - Semantic MediaWiki ReEnabled

From Emufarmers: I've added a robots.txt file telling bots not to crawl the dynamically generated pages; it looks like in this case it was probably a well-intentioned spider. I've re-enabled Semantic MediaWiki for now, though I can't guarantee that I won't have to disable it again.~~ MarkDilley

28 July 2014 - Temporary Shut Off of Semantic MediaWiki

From RayKing: Ben shut off that extension because it was somehow being abused and we were seeing problems on ICANNWiki which shares the same server (these are the only 2 sites on this server). I'm cc'ing Jonah (ICANNWiki) and Ben now, having just read the thread in your e-mail to see if there's a resolution to both issues. ~~ MarkDilley

24 February 2014 - Domain Name .wiki

Thoughts on moving this wiki from WikiIndex.org to Index.Wiki? I'd like to showcase this site as the main wiki directory as the new gTLD .wiki becomes available! Raymond King | talk

21 February 2014

I added confirmaccount permission to sysops as per the Feb 1 discussion below. Let me know if I should undo. ~~ BrandonCsSanders
Yay!! Many thanks Brandon! ~~ MarkDilley

17 February 2014

Seems like there is a consensus for QuestyCaptcha vs. ConfirmAccount. I can turn off ConfirmAccount and do the Questy questions -- are there suggestions for questions that new legit users can answer and will stop the spammers? Ray King
This site seems to have a good system. It removes a random letter from the wiki's name, and asks for a random number. Elassint 17 February 2014

01 February 2014

Ray King brought up the point again of making this wiki confirm by admin to ok the account, I have previously not liked that... but looking at all the account creation spam am open to reconsidering it... how do other folks feel? Best, MarkDilley
Wholly cow it's gotten bad, thoughts? Shall we and if so who's got the credentials to do it? Ray King
  • I like my filters blocking most of them :D --YiFei | talk 04:01, 9 February 2014 (UTC)
I think Emufarmers does. ~~ MarkDilley

I think the problem is the capatcha asks for the name of the wiki and nothing else, which the spambots have already memorized. We need something more effective. Elassint 9 February 2014

We use QuestyCaptcha on tfwiki.net too, but we've had to change the questions semi-regularly (every few months or so) because the spammers work out the answer. Once we change the question, it stops them dead again though. --abates (talk) 23:22, 9 February 2014 (UTC)
Yea, we should try this simple solution first before trying something different. Elassint 15 February 2014

How do we change the QuestCaptcha? Or stop account creation from being shown in RecentChanges? ~~ ~~

LocalSettings.php has to be edited. 68.57.45.104 01:48, 12 February 2014 (UTC)
We installed ConfirmAccount as a stop gap measure - maybe too draconian but wanted to protect the wiki Ray King
Bad that only 'crats (which we doesn't many active ones) can confirm accounts --YiFei | talk 05:12, 15 February 2014 (UTC)
Yea, if we go so far to require confirmed accounts than we need to either set the permission to sysop or create more crats. Elassint 15 February 2014
Ok, so should we make some more crats or should we turn off the ConfirmAccount and try questy captcha first (and if so how do we determine what are good questions)? Ray King
I like the idea Elassint brought up if we are going to use this one, change the permissions to sysop. ~~ MarkDilley

15 January 2014

Stumbled onto this idea, highlighting a wiki a month? Sould like a good idea here? Best, MarkDilley

Sounds good, we could feature it on the home page Raymond King | talk
  • I agree Let's spotlight some more interesting small wikis and ones that have unique features. We could probably do it on a weekly basis. Koavf (talk) 06:37, 22 January 2014 (UTC)

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