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February 2012
SOPA fighting. What do folks think about adding WikiIndex to this: - I would like to if there is general consensus. Best, MarkDilley
January 2012
Spam fighting, spam fighting and more spam fighting. Special mention goes to Tera for her spam fighting work the last 6 months (or more) and to many others who carried the torch before. We now have CAPTCHA on account creation and on anonymous edits. Didn't want to have to do it on anonymous edits without a link, but we were getting hit pretty hard the last week. Let's cross our fingers for a less spam 2012. Best to everyone here. ~~ MarkDilley
January 2010
Using this wiki to organize other wiki work, an idea, what you think? ~~ MarkDilley
The idea is called WikiHorde and it is a crew of wiki people (checking to see if we can get that domain) - Best, MarkDilley'
That sounds like a cool idea. By the way, is there a place on WikiIndex for discussing ideas for running a wiki? That would include the above "good methods for inviting/advertising people elsewhere to come edit my wiki", etc. Is there a category for wiki where such "wiki on wiki" conversations are welcomed? Conversations such as, for example, the "Building community" guide. --DavidCary 20:47, 30 January 2010 (EST)
David, wiki on wiki is perfect here - however you want to organize it, and I will go for WikiHorde also! Best, MarkDilley

Reddit mention in comments

Upgrade to MW 1.14.0 coming soon - Tentatively scheduled for 16 Apr 2009
Will be limited downtime. John 19:47, 9 April 2009 (EDT)

As for the upgrade: was it canceled? Best --Wolf | talk 04:26, 20 January 2010 (EST)
Wolf, yes it was and we are needing to figure out a different path to upgrading. Maybe we can chat off wiki? Best, MarkDilley
via WikiMail? --Wolf | talk 14:42, 18 March 2010 (EDT)

Looks like the DPL extension was the source of server outages, everything stable again.
John 19:54, 4 June 2008 (EDT)

Reducing the number of extensions to isolate the source of server load problems:

  • Analytics
  • Dynamic Page List
  • Random Include
  • Thumbnail
John 21:18, 3 May 2008 (EDT)

To avoid the Captcha, Login! and Confirm via Email John 18:24, 20 November 2007 (EST)

Changed reCAPTCHA permissions so that a logged in user who has confirmed via email address should be able to skip the CAPTCHA. We continue to tweek reCAPTCHA to combat the jibberish spam knowing that it was not meant for this purpose, it was meant for link spam. I can always ease off on the restrictions but the price we pay is more jibberish spam. John 18:23, 20 November 2007 (EST)

Upped reCAPTCHA permissions so that any anon edit will trigger the Captcha. This should cut out the jibberish spam but will likely annoy our non-logged in users - Sorry everyone but jibbersish spam is really bugging us. Let me know if any unintended consequences show up. John 21:24, 27 October 2007 (EDT)

Spam has been a growing problem for us so I have implemented a Captcha extension called reCAPTCHA in an effort to reduce the workload on our dedicate volunteer patrollers. If you encounter any problems with it please let me know. John 14:04, 1 September 2007 (EDT)

Once again we have moved, we ran out of database room on our shared hosting account and we are now running on a dedicated server on 1and1. John 15:48, 22 July 2007 (EDT)