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Comments:JAMWiki 1.1

remove version history

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Is there a way to remove the version history of pages? The only possibility to do that in my mind is simply to delete the history data in the wiki database. Or is there some configuration parameter which I can set to deaktivate this feature?

Why do I want to do that anyway? I use JamWiki for purely my personal usage in a access restricted network so the version history naturally gets much bigger than my current data version. To save space I want to delete the data which is unnecessary in my case.

Since the version history is a key component of a wiki there is currently no automated way to remove it, although as you've stated you can always delete the non-current records from the jam_topic_version and jam_file_version tables. -- Ryan • (comments) • 25-Jan-2010 07:42 PST
Many thanks for clarifying! -- 25-Jan-2010 10:55 PST

Visual Confirmation of Registration

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Ryan, this spam attack is a good opportunity to create a visual confirmation to prevent automated registrations link this Visual Confirmation. If u are planning to do it, its a good idea to disable new accounts creation until you creat it. —The preceding comment was added by felipeavilis (commentscontribs) .

Somehow these spam attacks always seem to happen while I'm on vacation. This latest one is particularly annoying as it isn't following any pattern that I can see - even the HTTP agent string changes, and unlike most bots this one mimics a regular browser by grabbing images and executing Javascript. As a result I think that you're right that captcha or some other option for confirming user registration will be needed, and I'm debating a few options. However, I don't think temporarily disabling account creation on is necessary - I'd hate to prevent someone from reporting a bug or requesting support because a spambot is creating a handful of spammy pages. In terms of blocking these spambot accounts from being used again, the ability to block user accounts was already planned for JAMWiki 1.1, so this attack should spur me to actually implement that feature and then permanently block all of the spambot accounts that have been created in recent days. -- Ryan • (comments) • 22-Jun-2011 10:13 PDT
revision 3596 adds reCAPTCHA support (optional) for registration and editing. I've enabled it for registration on, so let's see if it does anything about the recent spam issues. -- Ryan • (comments) • 30-Jun-2011 00:08 PDT
reCAPTCHA is a great tool. I think its gonna work very well. Keep the good work.