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    MediaWiki

    Has anyone had any experience with MediaWiki CMS?

    I wonder how hard it is to configure.

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    It's quite easy to configure. There is a good help system on the mediawiki website, which also has a load of help pages for users of a mediawiki wiki that can be added to a wiki.

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    The documentation has a very good lay-out of the schema -- the database tables and their connection. I think this is a good place to start.

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    I tried one a while back couldn't keep up with the spam after a while. I assume there is a way to block spam now?
    (maybe there was then too)

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    You can block editing by unregistered users, i'm unsure if you can set it so that the admin has to manually register users. There is the potential for a banned user to just create another account.

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    these spammers have come up with uber software that first registers and then spams the whole wiki. i am totally frustrated with chinese spammers on my management wiki

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    I'm a sysop on a wiki and from a quick glance at its recent changes log it looks like the chinese spammers may be going to try and spam it.

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    Is spamming still an issue or is there a way to prevent this?

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    Quote Originally Posted by dvduval View Post
    I tried one a while back couldn't keep up with the spam after a while. I assume there is a way to block spam now?
    (maybe there was then too)
    http://meta.wikimedia.org/wiki/Anti-spam_features
    http://wiki.evernex.com/index.php?ti...m_in_Mediawiki

    What was it about anyway?
    Imagination is more important than knowledge. - Einstein

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    Thank you very much.

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    It depends on your goal, how much content you have and how you want to organize it. Mediawiki can do a lot of things (sometimes the hard way). Once you learn few basics, it's a pleasure to work with it.

    A more advanced system, much easier to use (and not free of course) is articlelive from interspire. You can post articles, news, run a blog, manage pages and categories, built in rss feed, etc. Another advantage is built in SEO optimization, mediawiki does this via extensions.


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