Tagged: wikimedia

MediaWiki spam is such a headache 2

MediaWiki spam is such a headache

MediaWiki, like any other popular software product (that accepts user input), has become a massive target for spam. Now I’m not talking about vandals running around on Wikipedia trying to convince you that African Elephant population has tripled in 6 months. I’m talking about plain old spammers. Just like email spammers and comment spammers on blogs. These automated bots run around and slam small wikis with all sorts of dumb...

Wikimedia Foundation – Growing too fast? Or people just scared of numbers? 1

Wikimedia Foundation – Growing too fast? Or people just scared of numbers?

Recently the Wikimedia Foundation finalized their “5 year strategy” and posted the 2010-2011 Annual Plan.  I read the entire plan and found it an interesting read.  Previous to this, I had heard rumblings that the Foundation was going to double in size over the next year.  They are 40 some fulltimers now, and that means by July 2011, they’re expecting to be at 80-90?  That’s a big jump, on top...