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Checklist for opening up the wiki[edit source]

Overall progress:
 
100% (19/19)
100% (19/19)
Setup progress:
 
100% (10/10)
100% (10/10)
Testing progress:
 
100% (4/4)
100% (4/4)
Finalization progress:
 
100% (3/3)
100% (3/3)
Post-finalization progress:
 
100% (2/2)
100% (2/2)

Setup stage[edit source]

  • Yes check.pngDone. Set up CAPTCHA on the wiki.
  • Yes check.pngDone. Set up an IRC channel for the wiki.
  • Yes check.pngDone. Clean up the Community portal
  • Yes check.pngDone. Protect important pages.
  • Yes check.pngDone. Require email confirmation.
  • Yes check.pngDone. Configure ConfirmEdit CAPTCHA trigger settings.
  • Yes check.pngDone. Setup group permissions.
  • Yes check.pngDone. Add the Nuke and Renameuser extensions.
  • Yes check.pngDone. Remove unused accounts.
  • Yes check.pngDone. Inform team members about their new responsibilities.

Testing stage[edit source]

  • Yes check.pngDone. Test user rights.
  • Yes check.pngDone. Test account creation.
  • Yes check.pngDone. Test email confirmation.
  • Yes check.pngDone. Test CAPTCHA triggers.

Finalization stage[edit source]

  • Yes check.pngDone. Grant group 'user': edit.
  • Yes check.pngDone. Grant group '*' (all): createaccount.
  • Yes check.pngDone. Rebuild statistics.

Post-finalization stage[edit source]

  • Yes check.pngDone. Announce on forums.
  • Yes check.pngDone. Start recruiting new team members.

Response time (must not exceed 1 day)[edit source]

Vandalism and Spam[edit source]
  • Yes check.pngPassed. New page spam/vandalism response time (delete): Min: N/A Average: N/A Max: N/A
  • Yes check.pngPassed. Spam/Vandalism response time (revert): Min: N/A Average: N/A Max: N/A
  • Yes check.pngPassed. Consecutive spam/vandalism response time (rollback): Min: N/A Average: N/A Max: N/A
  • Yes check.pngPassed. Excessive spam/vandalism response time (protect): Min: N/A Average: N/A Max: N/A
  • Yes check.pngPassed. User spam/vandalism response time (notify).
  • Yes check.pngPassed. User spam/vandalism response time (warn).
  • Yes check.pngPassed. User spam/vandalism response time (block) (>5 counts): Min: 76min Average: 166.4min Max: 288min
  • Yes check.pngPassed. Excessive user spam/vandalism response time (nuke): Min: N/A Average: N/A Max: N/A
Quality assessment[edit source]
  • Yes check.pngPassed. Tag bad articles with template (community): Min: N/A Average: N/A Max: N/A
  • Yes check.pngPassed. Tag bad articles with template (staff)
  • Yes check.pngPassed. Fix/Resolve (community): Min: N/A Average: N/A Max: N/A
  • Yes check.pngPassed. Fix/Resolve (staff): Min: N/A Average: N/A Max: N/A
Maintenance[edit source]
  • Yes check.pngPassed. RFD (normal): Min: N/A Average: N/A Max: N/A
  • Yes check.pngPassed. RFC (deletion): Min: N/A Average: N/A Max: N/A
  • Yes check.pngPassed. Patrol (revision)
  • Yes check.pngPassed. Patrol (new page)
Requests and Help[edit source]
  • Yellow check.pngSkipped. Help desk (community): Min: N/A Average: N/A Max: N/A
  • Yellow check.pngSkipped. Help desk (staff/sysop): Min: N/A Average: N/A Max: N/A
  • Yellow check.pngSkipped. IRC help (community): Min: N/A Average: N/A Max: N/A
  • Yes check.pngPassed. IRC help (staff/sysop): Min: N/A Average: N/A Max: N/A
  • Yellow check.pngSkipped. Admin noticeboard: Min: N/A Average: N/A Max: N/A
  • Yes check.pngPassed. Staff noticeboard: Min: N/A Average: N/A Max: N/A
  • Yellow check.pngSkipped. Translator noticeboard: Min: N/A Average: N/A Max: N/A
  • Yes check.pngPassed. Bot operator noticeboard: Min: N/A Average: N/A Max: N/A
  • Yes check.pngPassed. Issues: Min: N/A Average: N/A Max: N/A
  • Yes check.pngPassed. RFC: Min: N/A Average: N/A Max: N/A
  • Yellow check.pngSkipped. Skin bugs: Min: N/A Average: N/A Max: N/A
  • Pictogram voting delete.pngInactive. AFC submissions (accept): Min: N/A Average: N/A Max: N/A
  • Pictogram voting delete.pngInactive. AFC submissions (review): Min: N/A Average: N/A Max: N/A
  • Pictogram voting delete.pngInactive. AFC submissions (merge): Min: N/A Average: N/A Max: N/A

New extensions proposals[edit source]

  • Yes check.pngInstalled. mw:Extension:TitleBlacklist
  • Yes check.pngInstalled. mw:Extension:AbuseFilter
  • Yes check.pngInstalled. mw:Extension:FlaggedRevs
    • Discussion
      • I like this extension because staff can review and assess the quality of the article at the same time, administrators can also stabilize the quality of pages with a tool included. -- Jinbobo SysOp · BotOp · talk · contribs 11:29, 4 July 2013 (UTC)
    • Poll
      • This poll will end in 1 day.
      • Support: Please add {{Status}} and a comment if you want this extension to be installed.
      • Against: Please add {{Status}} and a comment if you want this extension to not be installed.
      • Conditional support: Please add {{Status}} and a comment if you want this extension to be installed only under some circumstances.
      • Yes check.pngSupport. I think this is a good idea. -- auris331
      • Yes check.pngSupport. This should be good, provided we can quickly learn the new system. -- AgentTadpole Staff · talk · contribs 12:24, 4 July 2013 (UTC)

Blacklisting new account names[edit source]

We have figured out a few username patterns that spambots like to use, we will be blocking these usernames that match these regex patterns in the near-future, use Jinbobo's Blocked username list to test the following regex, by default, patterns are case insensitive:

  • Usernames with 4 or more consecutive consonants (Easy fix for real users is to add a space between words?)
    • Pattern: .*((?=[a-z])[^aeiou0-9]){3}(?=[a-z])[^aeiou0-9]+.*
  • Usernames with 3 or more consecutive capital letters (Case sensitive)
    • Pattern: .*[A-Z]{2}[A-Z]+.*
  • Usernames with 2 or more consecutive capital letters at the end (Case sensitive)
    • Pattern: .*[A-Z]{2}
  • Usernames with 2 or more consecutive numbers
    • Pattern: .*[0-9]{2}[0-9]+.*
  • Usernames containing the following words: car, limo, home, house, service, move, moving, guide, clean.
    • Pattern: .*(car|limo|home|service|move|moving|guide|clean).*
  • Usernames with 20+ letters.
    • Pattern: .*.{20}.*

Upgrading mediawiki software to 1.22.2[edit source]

This checklist can be viewed at [1] after the database has been locked.

Pre-upgrade checklist[edit source]

  • Yes check.pngDone. Backup database.
  • Yes check.pngDone. Backup files.
  • Yes check.pngDone. Download & extract mw 1.22.2 tarball.
  • Yes check.pngDone. Configure staging site.
  • Yes check.pngDone. Lock database.
  • Yes check.pngDone. Backup database again.
  • Yes check.pngDone. Backup files again.

Upgrade checklist[edit source]

Post-upgrade checklist[edit source]

Deployment checklist[edit source]

  • Yes check.pngDone. Unlock database.
  • Yes check.pngDone. Deploy.

Allowing image uploads for "normal" people[edit source]

Is there any reason why image uploads are disabled for "normal" people? It is quite annoying to have to post an image URL and wait for a sysop to upload it for you (like for Writing Desk and Talk:Writing Desk). It's not a big vandalism problem - I've been on a rather frequented wiki with image uploads active for anonymous, and have only seen a single case of upload vandalism in a few months. --dgelessus (talk · contribs) 20:59, 11 October 2013 (BST)

In order to upload images, you simply have to be auto-confirmed, which means a few edits patrolled by the wiki team, and then you'll be able to upload images without any issues Retep998 (talk) 00:46, 12 October 2013 (BST)
actually you have to get 50 edits and your account must be 1 week old to get autoconfirmed. The reason you see no vandal on other wikis is because there are more active admins there. -- Jinbobo 04:34, 12 October 2013 (BST)
Let's say I've been actively watching the recent changes/logs, so I would've noticed anyway. Also, is "patrolled" the same as "checked" on this wiki, or is that separate? And will the annoying captchas be gone once I am autoconfirmed? --dgelessus (talk · contribs) 10:37, 12 October 2013 (BST)
yes being autoconfirmed will allow you to skip CAPTCHA tests. Checking is limited to pages in the main and template namespace. -- Jinbobo 16:17, 12 October 2013 (BST)

Server not responding after template edits[edit source]

okay, you probably already noticed this - every time a template is edited the server stops responding for some time afterwards. Probably because it's updating all the pages, but normally the job queue should do that over time. --dgelessus (talk · contribs) 15:09, 12 October 2013 (BST)

can you tell me what you were editing that caused this? -- Jinbobo 16:17, 12 October 2013 (BST)
Template:P and Template:Infobox. Not sure if Template:Navbox RedPower 2 did it as well... It only lasted a few minutes though. The server problems I posted about on the forums a few weeks ago were probably the same thing. --dgelessus (talk · contribs) 18:03, 12 October 2013 (BST)
I'll try work with the web team to figure out this problem, but no promises, we've tried some stuff already but none seems to work. -- Jinbobo 19:27, 12 October 2013 (BST)
Okay, I'm no expert on this, but have you already tried setting the job queue's rate lower? AFAIK that's what updates the templates transcluded onto pages. --dgelessus (talk · contribs) 19:36, 12 October 2013 (BST)
ok, will take a look when I have the time. -- Jinbobo 21:21, 12 October 2013 (BST)