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Post by Martin Ryan » Thu Oct 30, 2008 9:24 am

Olapedia is getting rather vigorously spammed. Mike L is doing a good job of backing it all out, but there's only so much one man can do without getting a headache from banging his head against a wall.

Clearly it needs sorting out. Option 1 is just hitting the delete button. Option two is redeploying it at a slightly different address which will hopefully confuse the spammer. This may end up just being a temporary solution though.

Mike and I are leaning towards option 1 as the site doesn't seem to be getting that much interest. Just wanted to confirm that though - is anyone finding Olapedia useful?

New users to TM1/OLAP I'm especially talking to you and asking for your feedback, as this site was aimed at helping out such users. If you find that the forum is better and that Olapedia isn't adding anything I'll remove it. If it is a useful resource then I'll endeavour to address the spam issue.

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Post by Steve Vincent » Thu Oct 30, 2008 9:44 am

Is the software up to date? Might just be a patch or something thats needed to stop it all...
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Post by Martin Ryan » Thu Oct 30, 2008 11:34 am

I'd still be interested in feedback because it'll keep coming up as an issue.

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Post by jim wood » Thu Oct 30, 2008 12:20 pm

You can change the wiki submission permissions. There are scripts out there that mean only email authenticated users can submit. I'll see if I can dig the details up.....

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Are we using media wiki? If so I should be able to find a solution really quickly.
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Post by Martin Ryan » Thu Oct 30, 2008 12:31 pm

jim wood wrote: Are we using media wiki?
Yep.
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Post by Andy Key » Thu Oct 30, 2008 5:52 pm

If you can't get it to go down the authorised posters route can the content be migrated into a new forum? I realise that it will be a lot of topics and no replies, but it would be a shame to lose all the content.
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Post by TJMurphy » Fri Oct 31, 2008 9:02 am

I like the idea of having the resource but I don't go in there frequently.

I'm not sure what I expect to find in there - a simplified user manual or hints and tips or best practice? In my mind I'd go straight to this forum for answers and wouldn't think of using the wiki first. Personally I also find them "interesting" places to browse but a bit too much of a spiders web to find specific items in - can lose hours in wikipedia quite easily :)

If you want to drive traffic to it maybe a sticky post in the main forum showing most recent updated topics would help?

Have no idea how to stop the spam though - sorry!

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Post by bihints.com » Fri Oct 31, 2008 12:17 pm

CAPTCHA or set the write permissions manually on newly registered users as they request it.

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Post by jim wood » Fri Oct 31, 2008 3:32 pm

I found the security settings needed last night. (Only allows users who have been confirmed to write) They are at home. I'll post them over the weekend,

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