Wiki Weeding

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Before you delete: Note that a weed may just be a flower growing in the wrong spot :-)

OTOH there is an entire army of wiki spammers writing nonsense pages with commercial links, and the earlier we do this the less onerous and risky this cleanup will be.

-- Dpreuss (talk) 08:23, 16 April 2013 (CEST)



How To

  • To delete, go to Edit and find Delete in the dropdown list to the right of View History. Wiki pages are archived, and deletion/rollback should be allowed to all wiki members.
  • If uncertain about a page, flag it. Edit the page to add a line at the top as follows:
[[Category:Spam]]
  • It is important, if you flag a page, to also remove all links on the page, because spammer links hurt our page rankings.

Weed Prevention

http://www.mediawiki.org/wiki/Talk:Anti-spam_features

http://www.cookipedia.co.uk/recipes_wiki/How_to_stop_Spam_on_a_MediaWiki

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