PandoraWiki updated to latest MediaWiki version

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  1. EvilDragon

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    As the topic says it, I just upgrade the Pandora Wiki to the latest MediaWiki version.


    It was quite a hassle since they updated skinning system, thumbnailing, etc., but I think I fixed most of the errors and it seems to work okay so far.


    Please test if everything is okay or still missing.


    In worst case, I can also revert to the old version, but I'd rather keep up-to-date :)
     
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  2. Wally

    Wally I am a banana! Staff Member

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    Can't login.. Apparently I need cookies enabled.
     
  3. notaz

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    Yeah logging in is botched.
     
  4. Esn

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    Thanks ED, but from what I can see it hasn't helped with the spam problem.


    The question when one registers has to be something that a robot cannot answer; currently it's just a simple math question, so we're getting constant registration of bot accounts.


    Unfortunately, I can't seem to find instructions on how to manually change that question. Perhaps this is the right tool, but I'm not sure:


    http://www.mediawiki...mUserCreateForm


    EDIT: Also, after logging out I too am unable to log back in again.
     
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  5. EvilDragon

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    Okay, I'll check with the logging.
     
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    I had to take my mediawiki down from my site. It got completely infested with spambots, by the time i realized there was a problem I had over 2000 registered bots.


    They even got past the captia so I took it down until I found a solution


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    text is on top of each other, at least in chromium.
     
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    No thumbnail images, and bad image links across the top of the page.


    On Chrome
     
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  12. EvilDragon

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    Ah, my cache had the images, so it showed fine for me.


    Hrrrm... using fcgid for php makes thumbnails unusable, using apache_mod for php makes sessions unusable.


    What the heck did they do with the latest version of MediaWiki?


    Worked fine with an earlier one :/
     
  13. Wally

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    Logging in works at least :) But yes the same thumbnail issue here :(
     
  14. EvilDragon

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    Hopefully now everything should work again.
     
  15. Linux-SWAT

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    Seems ok now ^^.
     
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    holy moley
     
  18. EvilDragon

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    Installed all kinds of spam-fighting tools now (incl. live blacklists, etc.), now I need to remove all these pages they created.


    Thumbnails stopped working again though I haven't done anything... MediaWiki is pretty broken, if you ask me.
     
  19. ShleeDragon

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    Mediawiki is fine.. It's just popular which means if you keep the install vanilla, you're going to have every script kiddy scanning you :)


    same as wordpress, it's pretty much a remote shell with a blogging 0day.


    but, Mediawiki is fine with restrictions and some modules....
     
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