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Bug 4631 - Configurable size limit for pages (anti-spam)
Configurable size limit for pages (anti-spam)
Product: MediaWiki
Classification: Unclassified
Page editing (Other open bugs)
All All
: Normal enhancement with 1 vote (vote)
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Assigned To: Nobody - You can work on this!
Depends on:
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Reported: 2006-01-16 03:21 UTC by Zigger
Modified: 2011-10-12 01:16 UTC (History)
0 users

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Assignee Huggle Beta Tester: ---


Description Zigger 2006-01-16 03:21:14 UTC
See the diff URL for a recent spam similar to the bot that's been visiting small
wikis for a few months.  This edit was 746KB long, which is a lot more than most
of these wikis would find useful.  Presumably the intention of the large spam
was increase the cost of cleaning (time, money, performance).

Another example is at

Please add a maximum page size, configurable per wiki, to prevent this spam, and
to improve the economics of spam-cleaning.

And what would be a reasonable default value for this?
Comment 1 Rob Church 2006-04-03 03:45:34 UTC
There is now a configurable absolute maximum limit, which defaults to 2MB. This
has been around for a little while; resolving as fixed.

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