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About The Ban Covert Modeling! wiki[edit]

Ban Covert Modeling! wiki is hosted at a hosting business that uses electricity from renewable sources only. (Check)

Praxis[edit]

Linking praxis[edit]

  1. Links to Wikipedia occurring outside of {{Q}} and transcluded articles should bear the notice 'w:' i.e. [[w:Article name]].

Autopromotion to skip CAPTCHA permanently praxis[edit]

“Make 7 edits, and when your account has existed for at least 1 hour and have clicked the "Verify my email"-link sent to verify possession of a valid email account and you can skip captcha permanently.”

~ Juboxi on Current settings of the autopromotion



Wiki configuration[edit]

The Ban Covert Modeling! wiki at https://wiki.ban-covert-modeling.org/wiki/ has the following configuration:

reCAPTCHA settings[edit]

reCAPTCHA settings for the server[edit]

$wgGroupPermissions['*'            ]['skipcaptcha'] = false;
$wgGroupPermissions['user'         ]['skipcaptcha'] = false;
$wgGroupPermissions['autoconfirmed']['skipcaptcha'] = true;
$wgGroupPermissions['bot'          ]['skipcaptcha'] = true; // registered bots
$wgGroupPermissions['sysop'        ]['skipcaptcha'] = true;

$wgCaptchaTriggers['edit']          = true; 
$wgCaptchaTriggers['create']        = true; 
$wgCaptchaTriggers['addurl']        = true; 
$wgCaptchaTriggers['createaccount'] = true;
$wgCaptchaTriggers['badlogin']      = true;


reCAPTCHA settings explained for humans[edit]

In human readable terms the reCAPTCHA settings are as follows:

  1. Anonymous users have to pass the captcha always
  2. Non-autoconfirmed users have to pass the captcha always
  3. Autoconfirmed users do not have to pass the CAPTCHA (See #Autopromotion settings explained for humans to figure out when you will be autoconfirmed)

Autopromotion settings[edit]

Autopromotion settings for the server[edit]

$wgAutopromote = array(
        'autoconfirmed' => array(
                '&',
                APCOND_EMAILCONFIRMED,
                array( APCOND_EDITCOUNT, 7 ),
                array( APCOND_AGE, 60*60 ),
        ),
);

Autopromotion settings explained for humans[edit]

In human readable terms:

  1. Users will be automatically promoted to autoconfirmed when all three conditions are met
    1. They have confirmed their email address by clicking on the confirmation link in the email sent by the system when registering an account
    2. They have made 7 edits
    3. Their account has existed for at least one hour

These values may need to be adjusted in the future. The goal of these settings is to

  1. Avoid spamming, vandals etc.
  2. To give genuine contributors ability to edit without needing to solve CAPTCHAs reasonably quickly

Email settings[edit]

  1. $wgEnableEmail = true;
    Email is enabled. See mw:Manual:$wgEnableEmail for more info.
  2. $wgEnableUserEmail = true;
    Emailing users with [[Special:EmailUser/Username]] is enabled if the user has verified his/her email address and has not disabled receiving mail via wiki. See mw:Manual:$wgEnableUserEmail for more info.
  3. $wgEnotifUserTalk = true;
    Emailing notices about someone else having edited your talk page are enabled. See mw:Manual:$wgEnotifUserTalk for more info
  4. $wgEnotifWatchlist = true;
    Email notices about someone editing a page on your Special:Watchlist are enabled. See mw:Manual:$wgEnotifWatchlist for more info.
  5. $wgEmailAuthentication = true;
    Requirement to verify your email address is enabled. Without having a verified email address of the email functions only the sending new password via email will work. Also not verifying email address stops a user from being autopromoted to autoconfirmed-status. See mw:Manual:$wgEmailAuthentication for more info.

Email coming from this wiki is sent by s e r v i c e s (at) ban-covert-modeling.org and will show in the envelope that it is delivered by a mail server of Gandi.net.

Scary transclusion[edit]

$wgEnableScaryTransclusion = true; is enabled and Special:Interwiki adjusted so that pages with the interwiki prefix 'wikipedia:' can be transcluded by writing {{wikipedia::Article name}}