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1amaynard
Edited: Nov 4, 2017, 5:53pm Top

Hi, I'm not sure what this is exactly, but when you head to the main page of LibraryThing's Wiki you see "love you Hitler" displayed there. I'm not sure what the text was there before, but how can that be removed?
http://www.librarything.com/wiki/index.php/Main_Page

Thanks
Alyssa

2bluepiano
Nov 4, 2017, 6:03pm Top

That's alarming and you'd do well to contact one of the helpers directly.

And I can no longer find the link to post to a helper nor remember the exact spelling of any of their names, something the bloody search on this site probably demands. Perhaps post on Tim Spalding's profile page asking for deletion--?

3krazy4katz
Nov 4, 2017, 6:13pm Top

Here is the "Contact Us" page:
https://www.librarything.com/contact

I'm sure they would appreciate knowing about this.

4MarthaJeanne
Edited: Nov 4, 2017, 6:18pm Top

I've deleted it, but have no idea what should actually be on that page.

You can always find the contact page by clicking on about at the bottom of most pages. It's in the left hand column.

5rosalita
Edited: Nov 4, 2017, 11:18pm Top

There is a Recent Changes link on the left sidebar. I'm on my phone so I can't do anything but it appears there has been a lot of spam content posted. Perhaps someone with an actual computer would be able to dig back to the actual content and restore it.

6gilroy
Edited: Nov 4, 2017, 10:26pm Top

From digging into the Recent changes page of the Wiki, it looks like this was something that happened at about 4:40 PM EDT by this user:
https://www.librarything.com/profile/bokepa

http://www.librarything.com/wiki/index.php?title=Main_Page&diff=prev&old... (Link to the proof)

I've flagged the profile, but there are so many that need flagging from that recent changes page...

7rodneyvc
Edited: Nov 4, 2017, 11:40pm Top

I've reverted to the last edit before vandalism started - post modified by Tim 21 Oct 2016. Major vandalism seemed to start 24 Aug 2017. There seems to be a lot of vandalism recently. We'll see how long this revert lasts!

I'm going to spam flag user names with vandalism back to 24 Aug 2017 that haven't already been suspended:

https://www.librarything.com/profile/bokepa
https://www.librarything.com/profile/eugenetpa
http://www.librarything.com/profile/fever100
http://www.librarything.com/profile/nimki123
http://www.librarything.com/profile/poojakumari21
http://www.librarything.com/profile/varun06
http://www.librarything.com/profile/jennifer115
http://www.librarything.com/profile/alvin12540
http://www.librarything.com/profile/gfdggfgfgfdg
http://www.librarything.com/profile/lkjhgf786
http://www.librarything.com/profile/shikhar123456
http://www.librarything.com/profile/ascfder
http://www.librarything.com/profile/coinbasesupport
http://www.librarything.com/profile/1966Mike
http://www.librarything.com/profile/jossemiler3
http://www.librarything.com/profile/ABHI785
http://www.librarything.com/profile/Aliciaroy
http://www.librarything.com/profile/CHOMLUI
http://www.librarything.com/profile/layyout
http://www.librarything.com/profile/coinbase
http://www.librarything.com/profile/sabkamalik
http://www.librarything.com/profile/uyttrwerw786
http://www.librarything.com/profile/rnkn
http://www.librarything.com/profile/niyaaaaaaa
http://www.librarything.com/profile/htlm
http://www.librarything.com/profile/amitsoft
http://www.librarything.com/profile/sbcglobalemail
http://www.librarything.com/profile/conuvix
http://www.librarything.com/profile/glstechserve
http://www.librarything.com/profile/navroazsmith
http://www.librarything.com/profile/smith112
http://www.librarything.com/profile/ppoo
http://www.librarything.com/profile/poojatiwari
http://www.librarything.com/profile/Saliya.Boli
http://www.librarything.com/profile/applefullcare

8Peace2
Edited: Nov 5, 2017, 5:50am Top

I think it's been rehacked as it now seems to house a whole load of stuff about Amazon Prime facebook and the right hand side box is also full of references to Amazon. I think it was done by eugenetpa as mentioned above - but as I'm not really familiar with the Wiki at all, I've made no attempt to repair it. Having mentioned it here I've also sent an email to staff at info@librarything.com - not sure if that was the correct place to send it, but figured that whichever staff member did pick that up would know who needed to be informed.

9rodneyvc
Nov 5, 2017, 6:29am Top

>8 Peace2: I've reverted the page (possibly slightly clumsily). Why is eugenetpa still able to vandalise the page after being provisionally suspended?!?!?

10bluepiano
Nov 5, 2017, 6:44am Top

>4 MarthaJeanne: I know I've found 'contact us' or the like at the bottom of the page before but now I can't even find in in 'about'.

Whilst looking about for it though I did find this when I clicked 'wiki help': http://www.librarything.com/wiki/index.php/Help:Contents.

11rodneyvc
Nov 5, 2017, 6:49am Top

>10 bluepiano: Clicking 'About' at the bottom of a page takes you to a page that has 'Contact us' in the left side bar.

12gilroy
Nov 5, 2017, 8:08am Top

I also posted this on the Spam thread:
Is there a way to delete these spam pages from the Wiki without getting staff involved?
This is a link to "Uncategorized Pages," bringing up the last 500.

http://www.librarything.com/wiki/index.php?title=Special:UncategorizedPages&....

Please note they are almost all Spam...

ETA Oh and the Wiki Help page? Spam now too: http://www.librarything.com/wiki/index.php/Help:Contents

13rodneyvc
Nov 5, 2017, 5:06pm Top

>12 gilroy: I've reverted http://www.librarything.com/wiki/index.php/Help:Contents

The Main Page was redirected to a spam page. I'm not sure of the best way of reverting this without losing the edit history.

Yes - those uncategorised pages should all go!

Ordinary users seem to be able to edit and move pages, but not delete them.

14lorannen
Nov 6, 2017, 3:02am Top

Goodness, what a rat's nest! Thanks to all you Spam Fighters who've helped with reverting to the proper versions of our HelpThing Wiki pages. Currently, I think all affected pages are back to normal, but let me know if you see any that still look amiss.

I'm going to have to do some testing tomorrow regarding provisionally spammed accounts and wiki editing privileges. I can't imagine that those accounts should be allowed to make edits. If it turns out that provisional spam accounts can currently make those edits, we'll get that fixed ASAP.

15rodneyvc
Nov 6, 2017, 4:22am Top

>14 lorannen: There is a bigger issue with more generalised spamming of Wikithing. Looking at the following wiki Special Pages reveals the extent:

The Active Users list is full of spam accounts - http://www.librarything.com/wiki/index.php/Special:ActiveUsers
Recent Changes shows the types of things they have been creating/modifying - http://www.librarything.com/wiki/index.php/Special:RecentChanges
Uncategorized Pages shows again what they've been creating - http://www.librarything.com/wiki/index.php/Special:UncategorizedPages
as does the double redirects page - http://www.librarything.com/wiki/index.php/Special:DoubleRedirects
and the Longest Pages - http://www.librarything.com/wiki/index.php/Special:LongPages

16gilroy
Edited: Nov 6, 2017, 1:10pm Top

I've just backed out two more changes to the Help and Help:Editing pages of the Wiki. The users are not in the member area to flag, however. :$

17lorannen
Nov 6, 2017, 3:02pm Top

Update: I'm working on finding when and where this all began, so we can simply revert the DB back to that point. That will take care of the current mess.

Staff are discussing ways to prevent this issue moving forward, and we've got a couple options. I'll report back once we've decided where that's headed.

18Peace2
Edited: Nov 7, 2017, 2:03am Top

And they're back - see the main wiki page> http://www.librarything.com/wiki/index.php/Main_Page

Looking at the list of recent changes, if I'm reading it correctly, the spammers are replacing each other's changes!

19rodneyvc
Nov 7, 2017, 2:23am Top

>18 Peace2: Reverted! :-(

20rodneyvc
Nov 7, 2017, 2:26am Top

>18 Peace2: And the current list of usual suspects!

21MrsLee
Nov 7, 2017, 8:43am Top

I'm wondering if the spam blocker is temporarily disabled while staff works on this? Sure were a lot of spam threads in Book Talk group this morning.

22MarthaJeanne
Nov 7, 2017, 9:08am Top

There are a lot in the spam folder as well. The spammers are just very busy right now.

23andyl
Nov 7, 2017, 10:52am Top

>19 rodneyvc:

Not for long. Might be better to lock the main page until a solution is in.

24gilroy
Edited: Nov 7, 2017, 2:20pm Top

To help the developers:

A user who I know I flagged on LT the other day: http://www.librarything.com/profile/Stephaniaaaa
Has no existing profile on LT at all. Still making edits to the Wikithing as of 11:36 EST today.

25paradoxosalpha
Nov 7, 2017, 11:47am Top

Aye, spam season it is.

26lorax
Nov 7, 2017, 1:42pm Top

Honestly, locking down the wiki until this can be fixed might be the lesser of two evils. Active participants in the challenge threads will be unhappy (I know several of those groups make very heavy use of the wiki) but if the alternative is rampant vandalism I hope they would understand.

27lorannen
Nov 7, 2017, 2:08pm Top

>24 gilroy: No existing LT profile? There's definitely a (spammed) member with that name.

28gilroy
Edited: Nov 7, 2017, 2:21pm Top

>27 lorannen: Yeah, I remember flagging the profile a day or two ago, but when I do site search, it says no results. So I'm sure they got spamblocked, but are still able to edit. There are two or three like that on the Wiki actives.

ETA: Ah, I see my glitch. Once they get suspended, they are no longer available by site search. However, if you use the profile link, they show up. I've since updated my post in >24 gilroy: with the profile link.

29Lyndatrue
Edited: Nov 7, 2017, 2:23pm Top

>28 gilroy: I believe what happens is that the profile ends up in the spam folder, which moves quickly at times, and isn't noticed as not having been suspended. I'm going to go check it now...

Well, you can toss out that theory. I found nothing (I'd been remembering the fun I had with Johnypapa, and thought this might be related).

30gilroy
Nov 7, 2017, 2:37pm Top

>29 Lyndatrue: The Wikispammers don't normally get caught in the spam folder unless they are giving talk posts too. Which lately has been rare.

31krazy4katz
Nov 7, 2017, 3:11pm Top

>30 gilroy: Just caught one in talk! What a coincidence! Flagged profile too.

32Peace2
Nov 7, 2017, 5:54pm Top

They're back on the main page again - is anyone around to help?

33rodneyvc
Edited: Nov 7, 2017, 7:22pm Top

>32 Peace2: beaten to the punch by abbottthomas

34MrsLee
Nov 7, 2017, 11:12pm Top

I don't understand spammers. Is it just a game for them? There can't possibly be anyone who would follow their links, is there?

I get the emails and phone calls asking for your credit card number so the rich prince or whatever can get out of their horrible predicament and share all their money with you. I see that those nets cast wide enough might catch some gullibles. But this just wrecks a site which makes people mad. Where's the profit?

Are they sad, lonely, friendless folks who have a grudge against the world so it makes them happy to mess up a harmless place people are enjoying? Or is there some profit angle I don't understand?

35jjwilson61
Nov 7, 2017, 11:25pm Top

I believe if they can create more pages out there on the internet that have links to their pages, then that makes their pages look important to search engines and gives them a higher position in search results.

36bnielsen
Nov 8, 2017, 3:09am Top

>35 jjwilson61: Yes, and the better reputation the site that links to them has, the more points they will get, so it makes perfect sense to hog the wikipages here.

37abbottthomas
Nov 8, 2017, 5:03am Top

>35 jjwilson61: Surely not beyond the wit of man to devise a means by which a search engine could pick up blocks for spamming and allocate many negative points to the spammer?

38lorax
Nov 8, 2017, 8:15am Top

>34 MrsLee:

There can't possibly be anyone who would follow their links, is there?

Of course not, and they're well aware of that. They're just after the googlejuice - more sites linking to their sites.

39lorannen
Nov 8, 2017, 10:19am Top

lorax, bnielsen, jjwilson61 are all correct. It's all SEO fodder.

I've got the timestamp for when it all started so we can revert changes and clear out added spam pages now. I just need dev help to make that change, as well as put a stop to further spam waves.

Locking the wiki from edits is something we want to use as a last resort—there are a number of challenge groups that use their own wiki pages to track their progress, and the like, and we don't want to interfere with those if at all possible. I hope to have a solution in place by EOD.

40gilroy
Nov 8, 2017, 10:47am Top

*sigh* main page is borked again

41paradoxosalpha
Nov 8, 2017, 10:59am Top

That one is just straight-up vandalism, not spam.

42lesmel
Nov 8, 2017, 11:04am Top

Borked again. And it's going to keep happening b/c that one user is still able to make edits. Why bother? >39 lorannen: said there should be a solution by EOD. It's a waste of effort to fight an editing war.

43lorannen
Nov 8, 2017, 11:06am Top

>40 gilroy: Sigh indeed. Got it.

44timspalding
Nov 8, 2017, 11:42am Top

We're shutting off all edits to the wiki now.

We will probably revert the wiki back to when this started.

We are looking at options going forward.

45timspalding
Nov 8, 2017, 11:43am Top

If there's anything you need from the Wiki—things added since Nov. 4—you should grab them. Our systems administrator is currently out, but we'll be looking at rolling the DB back after that.

46majkia
Nov 8, 2017, 12:05pm Top

Thanks for the headses upses

47lesmel
Nov 8, 2017, 12:19pm Top

>45 timspalding: There're a lot more spam pages before Nov 4 based on the Orphaned Pages function...

48lorannen
Edited: Nov 8, 2017, 3:46pm Top

I know we've got a few very active groups that update their wiki pages often. I've grabbed the following pages that have been updated in the last 3 days, and will replace them with their more recent versions after we've reverted the wiki. So, if any of these are yours, you don't need to worry!

Groups:Folio Society Devotees
2017 RandomCAT
2017CC CultureCAT
2017CC CATWoman
2017CC AwardsCAT
2017 BingoDOG
2017 Unofficial SF/SFFKIT
2017 Unofficial AlphaKIT
2018 MysteryCAT
Take It or Leave It Challenge - November 2017 - Page 1
Take It or Leave It Challenge - November 2017 - Page 2
Take It or Leave It Challenge - November 2017 - Page 3
2017Threadbook
Groups:75booksin2017
Our TIOLI Meter - November 2017
Groups:BOOKS PUBLISHED BY THE FOLIO SOCIETY

49bnielsen
Nov 8, 2017, 12:24pm Top

What >46 majkia: said :-) I've grabbed a copy of my wikithings, but I'm wondering if some of the other stuff like Common Knowledge and translations are also stored as part of the wiki?

50lorannen
Nov 8, 2017, 12:33pm Top

>49 bnielsen: Nope! CK and translations are totally separate.

51rosalita
Nov 8, 2017, 12:40pm Top

Maybe you could also pull the wiki pages for the 2017 75-Book Challenge group? And the TIOLI (Take It Or Leave It) challenge within that group uses the Wiki a lot: http://www.librarything.com/wiki/index.php/Take_It_or_Leave_It_Challenge_-_Novem...

52lorax
Nov 8, 2017, 1:05pm Top

It's probably also worth posting a quick heads-up about Wiki unavailability to those groups. It won't eliminate their posting to Bug Collectors about it - not everyone will see the post - but should reduce it.

53lorannen
Edited: Nov 8, 2017, 1:50pm Top

>51 rosalita: Thanks! I looked in that group, but didn't see any links to wiki pages within the group description. I found 3 pages for TIOLI there, and have updated >48 lorannen: to reflect those. Let me know if you know of more?

>52 lorax: I'd thought about it, but didn't want to cause undue panic. Think I'll go ahead and post.

54rosalita
Nov 8, 2017, 1:55pm Top

>53 lorannen: Thank you so much! There are two in the group description for the 75-Book Challenge group:

One for the 75ers Wiki: http://www.librarything.com/wiki/index.php/Groups:75booksin2017

And one for the 2017 Threadbook: http://www.librarything.com/wiki/index.php/2017Threadbook

Although I see the Threadbook is linked from the main wiki page at that first link, so perhaps you don't need to save it separately?

55lorannen
Edited: Nov 8, 2017, 2:12pm Top

>54 rosalita: Thanks! I grabbed those, too.

56FAMeulstee
Nov 8, 2017, 2:05pm Top

>53 lorannen: one more TIOLi page: http://www.librarything.com/wiki/index.php/Our_TIOLI_Meter_-_November_2017

It is only pages that are updated recently?

57lorannen
Edited: Nov 8, 2017, 2:12pm Top

>56 FAMeulstee: Yep, and got that one—just hadn't updated >48 lorannen: yet.

Yes, only pages edited on or since Nov 4th will be affected. Anything edited prior to that point will be fine.

58rosalita
Nov 8, 2017, 2:15pm Top

Thank you so much, Loranne! I'm just sorry you all are having to go to so much work to defeat some stupid jerky spammers. A pox on their houses!

59Foretopman
Nov 8, 2017, 2:22pm Top

>58 rosalita: A pox on their page ranks!

60rosalita
Nov 8, 2017, 2:54pm Top

>59 Foretopman: Even better!

61saltmanz
Nov 8, 2017, 4:14pm Top

>45 timspalding: Of course today's the day I make a change to my wiki page for the first time in like a year. :p (No biggie, I've got it copied.)

62SqueakyChu
Nov 8, 2017, 8:13pm Top

>48 lorannen: Thank you so much, lorannen. All of this happened when I was away from my computer. I appreciate your saving the edits my group (Take It or Leave It Challenges) has made over the past week or so. All of us edit those pages multiple times a day. We can handle the wiki lockdown until this issue is resolved. Good luck!

63SqueakyChu
Edited: Nov 8, 2017, 8:16pm Top

>56 FAMeulstee: Yes. The three Take it or Leave It pages and the TIOLI meter page are the four pages that have had frequent use so far this month (as in every other month!). Thanks for letting the admin know about that last page.

64MrsLee
Nov 9, 2017, 8:49am Top

Ah, SEO stuff, okay, thanks for the enlightenment. Now, setting about to pox their ratings!

65drneutron
Nov 9, 2017, 8:52am Top

I just wanted to take a minute to thank everyone who thought of us over in the 75ers group. I appreciate it so much! I've been busy over at work for the last few days, and by the time I got back to the group, the plan for restoration was already done!

66rosalita
Edited: Nov 9, 2017, 11:58am Top

>65 drneutron: You're welcome, Jim. :-) Although part of it was for purely selfish reasons, as I use the Threadbook constantly. And while I don't participate in TIOLI regularly, I think it's a nifty challenge and I knew from the times I have participated that they make heavy use of the wiki.

67SqueakyChu
Edited: Nov 9, 2017, 11:56am Top

>66 rosalita: Thanks so much for alerting the LT admins to our need. You saved the day (and month) for us! I've recorded all of the latest information on those pages from November 8th. Modifying the wiki page is not as hard as creating information out of thin air! :)

68rosalita
Nov 9, 2017, 1:35pm Top

>67 SqueakyChu: I'm just happy I was able to help! I hope Loranne and the LT staff are able to smite the spammers once and for all, though that's probably wishful thinking.

69gilroy
Nov 9, 2017, 2:27pm Top

Have the edits now been turned off?
Cause we have several borked pages again.

http://www.librarything.com/profile/Jeneliya
This looks like the culprit lately. Though they have been flagged for spam and haven't made edits in almost a day.

70elenchus
Nov 9, 2017, 3:09pm Top

>69 gilroy:

Unless those graffiti were inadvertently replaced by the rollback (i.e. the spam started earlier than supposed).

71lorannen
Nov 9, 2017, 3:09pm Top

>69 gilroy: Yep, edits were disabled yesterday, per >44 timspalding: .

72gilroy
Nov 9, 2017, 3:30pm Top

>71 lorannen:
Ah, okay, it stops at that time, but the references are still there... When the rollbacks are done, maybe it will be fixed. :)

http://www.librarything.com/wiki/index.php/Special:Contributions/Jeneliya

73lorannen
Nov 9, 2017, 3:44pm Top

>72 gilroy: Yep, we're still working on getting rid of all the spam stuff, but there certainly shouldn't be anything new coming through at this point.

74clamairy
Nov 9, 2017, 6:25pm Top

So does this mean we can no longer edit our own wiki pages? Or have steps been added that the wine I just imbibed is preventing me from seeing?

75lorannen
Edited: Nov 9, 2017, 6:46pm Top

>74 clamairy: That is correct, for now. Unfortunately, this was the only way we could stop the recurrent spam attacks (they were happening on the order of every 8-12 hours) before/while we move the wiki over to its new home server (also where we'll be able to put better spam measures in place). Our sysadmin is working on this as I type!

76CurrerBell
Nov 9, 2017, 7:43pm Top

Would it make sense to allow Wiki posting only by members with a minimum of, say, twenty-five thread posts? And then only be allowed to Wiki-post when at least ten days have passed since meeting the 25-post minimum? Twenty-five legitimate (or at least legitimate-sounding) thread posts would be a lot of work for a spammer, and the ten-day period would give the SPAM FIGHTERS time to weed out the spammers before they have Wiki privileges.

I know we want to be friendly to newcomers, but legitimate newcomers generally don't have any need to post to Wikis until they get to know their way around LT a bit.

The other alternative could be to restrict Wiki posting to paid members. This is less friendly but LT really doesn't charge an arm and a leg for lifetime membership. The price of LT membership is small but it's still high enough to deter spammers, who'll find their money wasted when they're banned.

77clamairy
Edited: Nov 9, 2017, 9:28pm Top

>75 lorannen: That's fine. I was afraid I was missing something. :o)

And I'm sorry people are being such asshats.

78SqueakyChu
Nov 9, 2017, 9:41pm Top

How many people actually use the wiki pages? If not that many of us, then maybe we who do use them could make a one-time special request for permission to do so. That would completely eliminate drive-by spammers on the wiki pages. If lots of people use them, that would be too much trouble for admin.

79bnielsen
Nov 10, 2017, 2:54am Top

>78 SqueakyChu: I use the wiki a lot. Mostly my own wiki-pages on http://www.librarything.com/wiki/index.php/User:Bnielsen/ and with http://www.librarything.com/wiki/index.php/User:Bnielsen/TimQuotes as the most edited. I've probably edited a few of the help pages too.

I think we need to consider what the asshats will do when the wiki is blocked one way or the other.. Translations is an easy target, imho, but I don't know if flagging or blocking links is already in effect.
I'm not involved in spam-fighting on Talk, but it seems to me that spamming is quickly removed there, so thanks to everyone who flags spam here.

80LibraryCin
Nov 10, 2017, 2:39pm Top

I didn't realize this was going on. I don't know if anything has been posted to the 2017 Challenge group (the one with all the CATs and KITs). If so, I missed it! I'll go mention it over there.

Any idea on how long the wikis will be down? Thanks!

81FAMeulstee
Nov 10, 2017, 2:54pm Top

>80 LibraryCin: up in msg >48 lorannen: is a list of saved pages.

83LibraryCin
Nov 10, 2017, 4:53pm Top

>81 FAMeulstee: Yes, thank you. But, I thought people over there might also want to know.

84LibraryCin
Nov 10, 2017, 4:54pm Top

>82 MarthaJeanne: And I completely missed that message in the group. Thank you!

85.Monkey.
Nov 16, 2017, 8:19am Top

Ugh spammers suck. Is there any news on when wikis will be available for editing again?

86lorannen
Nov 17, 2017, 11:32am Top

Sorry for the delay, folks. We had one solution that we thought would work in place, but it fell through at the last minute. Sysadmin is working hard on getting the migration complete right now. While I don't have a specific ETA, it's on the order of a few days yet before it's done. Thanks so much for your patience.

87SqueakyChu
Nov 17, 2017, 3:55pm Top

Thanks for the update!

88CurrerBell
Nov 17, 2017, 8:08pm Top

>86 lorannen: It's worth waiting for, if it will solve this problem for a while (and to be frank, there's never any perfect solution that's going to endure forever).

89SqueakyChu
Nov 25, 2017, 1:11pm Top

Any update?

Thanks in advance for any information you can provide at this time.

90LibraryCin
Nov 25, 2017, 3:51pm Top

>89 SqueakyChu: I've been wondering the same the past couple of days. Thanks for asking!

91SqueakyChu
Nov 25, 2017, 4:45pm Top

>90 LibraryCin: You're welcome! :)

93SqueakyChu
Nov 25, 2017, 5:40pm Top

>92 gilroy: That thread only talks about Black Friday!!

94LibraryCin
Nov 25, 2017, 5:57pm Top

>93 SqueakyChu: The beginning of the thread talks a bit about a fix taking longer than expected.

>92 gilroy: Thank you for the link.

95SqueakyChu
Nov 25, 2017, 6:22pm Top

>94 LibraryCin: I got that update a few days ago, I'm checking for a new update! It's the end of the month coming up...usually a wild time on my wiki pages! :D

96LibraryCin
Nov 26, 2017, 1:10am Top

>95 SqueakyChu: Ah, I see. I hadn't come across that thread yet, so it was news to me. :-)

97lorannen
Nov 27, 2017, 12:32pm Top

So, the migration is complete—yay! However, we're waiting for Tim to check the spam situation, and Chris H. to get the LT skin in place. Tim's out at the moment, so I'm not sure if he'll have time for it today, but the hard part is (I think) done!

98drneutron
Nov 27, 2017, 7:42pm Top

Awesome!

99SqueakyChu
Nov 27, 2017, 7:46pm Top

>97 lorannen: Thanks to a great LT team!

100LibraryCin
Nov 27, 2017, 9:56pm Top

Good news!

101Betelgeuse
Nov 30, 2017, 6:27am Top

Any updates on when this will be fixed? Thank you!

102SqueakyChu
Edited: Nov 30, 2017, 12:04pm Top

Interested in any update as well...

*waits patiently*

103gilroy
Nov 30, 2017, 1:06pm Top

timspalding -- The natives are getting restless with no word other than we're waiting for you. Could you pipe up here?

104lorannen
Edited: Nov 30, 2017, 1:09pm Top

>103 gilroy: I've asked for an update, and am waiting. I'll post when I've got one. I know we've been making progress over the last couple days—I tested the new wiki myself on Tuesday. But, one of our developers is out of the office due to Fiber construction in their neck of the woods today. So, it may be later before I can get a more complete picture of where we're at.

Also, just a quick FYI, tagging someone in a post on LT as you've done doesn't notify them.

105lorannen
Nov 30, 2017, 1:20pm Top

>104 lorannen: Update from our beleaguered dev: our best guess at the moment is looking like everything will be in place Monday!

106gilroy
Nov 30, 2017, 1:54pm Top

>104 lorannen: Always thought it helped with admin but no one else. *shrug* was worth a shot.

107SqueakyChu
Edited: Nov 30, 2017, 2:33pm Top

108LibraryCin
Nov 30, 2017, 2:42pm Top

Thanks, again. I've got a list, just waiting to be added...

109bnielsen
Dec 1, 2017, 10:49am Top

>108 LibraryCin: And I keep my wish list for xmas on a wikipage, so I won't be getting any presents this year unless ....

110LibraryCin
Dec 1, 2017, 2:21pm Top

>109 bnielsen: Oh no!!!!

111gilroy
Dec 1, 2017, 2:32pm Top

>109 bnielsen: the page is still there, just not editable.

113lorannen
Dec 7, 2017, 2:17pm Top

Update: We're putting the finishing touches on the new wiki as I type. Still aiming for getting it done before EOD.

We'll talk more about this when we finally unveil the new one, but, due to the massive spam attack, and the fact that the wiki was in the process of being moved for the last six months, the latest full non-spammed backup we have of the wiki is from July. So, we're reverting the new wiki to that point, and leaving up the old one for now so folks can copy over any pages/updates since then. It's not a perfect solution, but it's the best we've got for scrubbing out all the spam.

I've mentioned to several Groups that use the wiki extensively that I've already got their pages saved, and that is still true. I'll post those up as soon as the new wiki is complete.

SantaThing is in full-swing now, which means that I won't be able to devote as much time to helping copy over everything else that's been updated since July, but I'll do what I can on that front. I imagine we'll want to continue this thread to keep tabs on pages that have been copied over, that need to be copied yet, etc.

So, sit tight a little while longer, and I'll update you soon. Thanks so much for all your patience while we've been getting the new wiki ready for primetime. I know it's been frustrating, but I really appreciate it.

114elenchus
Dec 7, 2017, 2:37pm Top

And again, appreciate the update.

115SqueakyChu
Dec 7, 2017, 4:57pm Top

Me, too. I appreciate the update.

116SqueakyChu
Dec 7, 2017, 6:40pm Top

>113 lorannen:. Thank you for saving those pages! That was so much work that I’m not sure I would redo if I were forced to.

117lorannen
Edited: Dec 8, 2017, 4:20pm Top

Finally, the new wiki is here! Post on New Features: https://www.librarything.com/topic/277450.

ETA: My sincere thanks for your patience while we worked on getting this up and running. I know it was a long, frustrating wait, but we think it will have been worth it in the long run.

118FAMeulstee
Dec 8, 2017, 4:22pm Top

>117 lorannen: YAY! Thanks!

119CurrerBell
Dec 8, 2017, 8:09pm Top

Are people running into problems of being autoblocked on the new Wiki? Because their IPs were used by some spammer? I emailed Lorannen

120lorannen
Dec 8, 2017, 8:17pm Top

>119 CurrerBell: Thanks, got your message and replied. I think I fixed it, but will need someone to test and make sure. Let me know?

121lorannen
Dec 8, 2017, 8:30pm Top

Okay, while I'm still waiting to hear back re: >119 CurrerBell: , I think I've got that sorted.

We've also got groups pages finally moved to the new wiki. There's still a minor background technical issue with the groups category, but it's not something that should cause problems or even be noticeable for members. I'll proceed with making sure the group pages are the latest-saved version I've got!

122CurrerBell
Dec 8, 2017, 9:08pm Top

>121 lorannen: Thanks! Everything seems to be OK now and I pm'd you also to tell you.

123lorannen
Dec 8, 2017, 9:17pm Top

>122 CurrerBell: That's great! Just got your message.

In other news, I've finished copying over all the pages I mentioned I'd save in >48 lorannen:. Those are all up-to-date through November now.

124SqueakyChu
Edited: Dec 9, 2017, 9:02pm Top

message deleted

125FAMeulstee
Edited: Dec 9, 2017, 4:30am Top

>119 CurrerBell: I might have a similair problem, as today I can't update the wiki and my new own page has no "edit" option.

126CurrerBell
Dec 9, 2017, 4:52am Top

>125 FAMeulstee: Better check with TPTB. Lorannen got me fixed, got me fixed within just a few minutes of my contacting her (which was around eighth in the evening, though). Give her a chance to get to it during more ordinary hours and remember that we're now into the weekend. But drop her a PM (and be sure it's a PM because just posting something on this thread won't catch her attention as quickly).

127FAMeulstee
Dec 9, 2017, 4:57am Top

>126 CurrerBell: Thank you, I will do that.

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