[aprssig] APRS Wiki vandalism

'Scott Miller' scott at opentrac.org
Thu Jul 5 13:39:59 EDT 2007

I agree, this software isn't working out and I'm regretting the choice.  I'd
have installed MediaWiki already if I had the time to do it.  If you (or
anyone else) wants to volunteer to set it up and start migrating content,
let me know and I'll set you up with an account on the server.  It's a
Windows 2003 server running IIS, with PHP and MySQL installed.

I'll see if I have a recent database backup for the wiki that might speed up
the recovery process.  If not, some of that might have to come from Google's


> Today I discovered that just about every single page on the 
> APRS wiki at
> info.aprs.net was trashed --- all replaced by link spam, all 
> real content
> removed.
> I am in the process of trying to restore it, but I have to 
> conclude that
> the wiki is in a terrible way and needs to be replaced by a 
> more secure,
> less open version.
> Migrating to MediaWiki and locking it down so that sysops 
> have to approve
> new users would be my change of choice.
> As it is, the wiki has pretty much been rendered useless, as 
> it requires manual
> clean up every few days.  Today's vandalism is so severe that 
> it will take
> a long time to fix.  They even trashed the "RecentChanges" 
> page that makes
> clean-up easier (I've restored it).
> -- 
> Tom Russo    KM5VY   SAR502   DM64ux          
> http://www.swcp.com/~russo/
> Tijeras, NM  QRPL#1592 K2#398  SOC#236 AHTB#1 
> http://kevan.org/brain.cgi?DDTNM
> "And, isn't sanity really just a one-trick pony anyway? I 
> mean all you get is
>  one trick, rational thinking, but when you're good and 
> crazy, oooh, oooh,
>  oooh, the sky is the limit!"  --- The Tick
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