AbuseFilter: block anonymous edits on user talk pages

March 8, 2013 — Leave a comment

Here is the latest MediaWiki AbuseFilter (number 5):

!("user" in user_groups)
& article_namespace = 3

The first line checks if the visitor is logged in, and the second checks if they are editing a User Talk page. I got the namespace number from Manual:Namespace.

I made a special warning message, and then if they try again it simply disallows it. I am going to see how many hits it gets, before blocking the people/bots that trigger it, to make sure normal folks don’t get caught by it.

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