HacDC Wiki talk:Cleanup 2012

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Dealing with old pages

So from what I understand, we're going to go around labeling pages that are outdated with category tags (category example), with one category for pages that should be updated and another category for pages that should be removed?

And then we'll update the former and blank the latter?

NickS 19:57, 28 March 2012 (PDT)

Getting user IP addresses

Another idea: do we have the CheckUser extension installed?

Because there's like a dozen users being registered every day here, obviously for some kind of spamming purpose, all of which follow the same pattern: FirstnameLastname[three digits]. And the CheckUser extension allows us to give administrators the ability to see the IP addresses used by registered users. I thought it'd help investigating this phenomenon.

As a more longterm project, maybe we could reject any registration of a username fitting that pattern (two camelcase words followed by three digits (m/([A-Z][a-z]){2}\d{3}/)). For legit users, we can just tell them that because of spam problems they'll have to choose another name.

NickS 09:29, 29 March 2012 (PDT)

Member Meeting notes linking

More of a note to myself; I'll bring it up on the mailing list later:

It'd be really useful to link the member meeting agendas/minutes pages together so you can click to the next or previous one right from their article. I've previously been annoyed by how hard it is at the moment. It'd work somewhat like the templates Wikipedia often has at the bottom of articles that have a place in a series (example here). We should be able to do it by defining a template, then making a simple edit to each article.