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Fatal exception Errors on wiki

Posted by Dust 
Fatal exception Errors on wiki
February 01, 2020 05:23AM
Clicking on recent changes results in the error "[a7be301c1237c6da5450e64c] 2020-02-01 10:19:36: Fatal exception of type "Wikimedia\Assert\ParameterAssertionException""

Can someone take a look or ruthlessly prod someone into taking a look?

Re: Fatal exception Errors on wiki
February 04, 2020 09:23PM
I'm taking a look.

Edit: So far, it looks like the issue is related to the title of an article (likely SPAM) not being parsed right by Mediawiki.

Edit 2: Issue resolved. Renamed the article in SQL and then deleted the posts by that user using the Mass Delete tool.

Dust, I see you've been clearing out tons of SPAM on the wiki. That's great!

However, I want you to know that there is an abuse filter that you can utilize as well. It uses parameters such as account age, number of links in posts, keywords, etc to determine if a new wiki article is likely SPAM or not. You can see the filters here: [reprap.org]

When you find a bunch of SPAM that keeps using the same keywords over and over (like I saw one for a Russian casino, for example), you can add those specific keywords to the filter.

If you'd like, we can chat about it some more this week. I have Discord and Keybase if you use either of those.

Edited 2 time(s). Last edit at 02/04/2020 10:33PM by b4ndit.
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