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reply Stewart Gordon <smjg_1998 yahoo.com> writes:
Over the last few days, somebody going by the name RicradToler has been 
making obscene additions to Wiki4D pages.  It's happened at least four 
times so far.

It's about time he/she/it was stopped.  Does ProWiki provide any means 
of blocking abusers like Wikipedia does?

Stewart.

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Sep 05 2006
next sibling parent reply "Regan Heath" <regan netwin.co.nz> writes:
On Tue, 05 Sep 2006 22:18:04 +0100, Stewart Gordon <smjg_1998 yahoo.com>  
wrote:
 Over the last few days, somebody going by the name RicradToler has been  
 making obscene additions to Wiki4D pages.  It's happened at least four  
 times so far.

 It's about time he/she/it was stopped.  Does ProWiki provide any means  
 of blocking abusers like Wikipedia does?

And does it log IP addresses so we can 'find' them and 'convince' them to stop? <evil grin> Regan
Sep 05 2006
parent Helmut Leitner <leitner wikiservice.at> writes:
Regan Heath wrote:
 On Tue, 05 Sep 2006 22:18:04 +0100, Stewart Gordon 
 <smjg_1998 yahoo.com>  wrote:
 
 Over the last few days, somebody going by the name RicradToler has 
 been  making obscene additions to Wiki4D pages.  It's happened at 
 least four  times so far.

 It's about time he/she/it was stopped.  Does ProWiki provide any 
 means  of blocking abusers like Wikipedia does?

And does it log IP addresses so we can 'find' them and 'convince' them to stop? <evil grin> Regan

sorry for inconveniences with the spam. ProWiki logs the IPs and shows them on RecentChanges. Admins can block IPs or ranges using commands like ...wiki.cgi?action=kill&ip=123.12.12.123 ...wiki.cgi?action=kill&ip=123.12.12 Actually very little spam comes through because blocking is server-wide, so spammers are usually blocked in one of the other 50+ wiki projects that reside an this server.
Sep 08 2006
prev sibling next sibling parent Justin C Calvarese <technocrat7 gmail.com> writes:
Stewart Gordon wrote:
 Over the last few days, somebody going by the name RicradToler has been 
 making obscene additions to Wiki4D pages.  It's happened at least four 
 times so far.
 
 It's about time he/she/it was stopped.  Does ProWiki provide any means 
 of blocking abusers like Wikipedia does?

I think that Helmut can block his IP and/or user name. I just sent him a message bringing up the problem. -- jcc7
Sep 05 2006
prev sibling parent reply nobody <nobody mailinator.com> writes:
Stewart Gordon wrote:
 Over the last few days, somebody going by the name RicradToler has been 
 making obscene additions to Wiki4D pages.  It's happened at least four 
 times so far.
 
 It's about time he/she/it was stopped.  Does ProWiki provide any means 
 of blocking abusers like Wikipedia does?
 
 Stewart.
 

I have been getting a file not found error for any wiki4d related files. Is it related to RicradToler? In particular I wanted to have a look at this page: http://www.prowiki.org/wiki4d/wiki.cgi?WindowsAPI
Sep 07 2006
parent reply Walter Bright <newshound digitalmars.com> writes:
nobody wrote:
 I have been getting a file not found error for any wiki4d related files. 
 Is it related to RicradToler? In particular I wanted to have a look at 
 this page:
 
 http://www.prowiki.org/wiki4d/wiki.cgi?WindowsAPI

The page loads ok when I try it.
Sep 07 2006
parent reply nobody <nobody mailinator.com> writes:
Walter Bright wrote:
 nobody wrote:
 I have been getting a file not found error for any wiki4d related 
 files. Is it related to RicradToler? In particular I wanted to have a 
 look at this page:

 http://www.prowiki.org/wiki4d/wiki.cgi?WindowsAPI

The page loads ok when I try it.

That is really strange. This is what I am seeing: ---------------- Program error: Error opening file /usr/local/etc/httpd/htdocs/wiki4d/user/9/15289.dp: No such file or directory Script= /usr/local/etc/httpd/htdocs/wiki4d/wiki.cgi Function= FileRetStr Line= 1970
Sep 07 2006
parent reply nobody <nobody mailinator.com> writes:
nobody wrote:
 Walter Bright wrote:
 nobody wrote:
 I have been getting a file not found error for any wiki4d related 
 files. Is it related to RicradToler? In particular I wanted to have a 
 look at this page:

 http://www.prowiki.org/wiki4d/wiki.cgi?WindowsAPI

The page loads ok when I try it.

That is really strange. This is what I am seeing: ---------------- Program error: Error opening file /usr/local/etc/httpd/htdocs/wiki4d/user/9/15289.dp: No such file or directory Script= /usr/local/etc/httpd/htdocs/wiki4d/wiki.cgi Function= FileRetStr Line= 1970

Ok I feel silly now. I got it to work in IE then killed the FF cookie and now I can see it without problems. Thanks for the help. I am sorry for any trouble.
Sep 07 2006
parent Helmut Leitner <leitner wikiservice.at> writes:
nobody wrote:
 nobody wrote:
 
 Walter Bright wrote:

 nobody wrote:

 I have been getting a file not found error for any wiki4d related 
 files. Is it related to RicradToler? In particular I wanted to have 
 a look at this page:

 http://www.prowiki.org/wiki4d/wiki.cgi?WindowsAPI

The page loads ok when I try it.

That is really strange. This is what I am seeing: ---------------- Program error: Error opening file /usr/local/etc/httpd/htdocs/wiki4d/user/9/15289.dp: No such file or directory Script= /usr/local/etc/httpd/htdocs/wiki4d/wiki.cgi Function= FileRetStr Line= 1970

Ok I feel silly now. I got it to work in IE then killed the FF cookie and now I can see it without problems. Thanks for the help. I am sorry for any trouble.

Sorry, you have no reason to feel silly. For some reason the cookie stored in your browser referred to a user data file that didn't exist. This shouldn't happen - or - more exactly, should be tolerated by the wiki software (sometimes server admins delete old or unused files). Actually you are pointing me to bug in ProWiki and helping me to improve the software (hopefully the next release will contain the fix). Your way of deleting the cookie and starting fresh this way is the simplest work-around and the action I would have suggested. Thank you for feedback.
Sep 08 2006