User talk:RobRoy

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Hey, thanks for jumping in to help out with the wiki! I'm still learning my way around Mediawiki (I've managed MediaWikis in the past, but it's been about a decade, long before spam was such a problem.)

I've made you an administrator, and also turned on QuestyCAPTCHA for edit/create by users that don't have confirmed email addresses. Hopefully, that will slow the spam to a manageable level.

Edit 10-28: I've restored UnderApache in order to maintain links from external sites. Cleaning up useless/empty pages is great, but anything that's linked from the web anywhere needs to stick around in some form or another (a redirect is fine).

ImageMap extension

I've enabled ImageMap extension, and made sure ImageMagick/convert are installed. I haven't tested it yet, but will do so soon. Thanks for the heads up on that one; I didn't know MediaWiki could do that. I've also enabled several spam prevention modules, which seems to have slowed spam creation a little bit (but it's still happening some); maybe it stopped most of the automated attacks.

SwellJoe (talk) 19:12, 23 November 2014 (EST)

More thanks!

I just wanted to once again express my gratitude for your stewardship of the wiki. You and Arent are among my favorite people. I'd also like to extend an offer of free Virtualmin and Cloudmin Professional licenses to you (there are also Open Source versions, of course, if you prefer to always use Open Source stuff), if you use those projects or have an interest in using them. And, if you don't need them now, but find you need them in the future, the offer will still stand. Just a small token of our gratitude, and if there's ever anything I can help you with (whether it's Webmin-related or something else within my area of expertise) please let me know. Cheers! SwellJoe (talk) 20:39, 13 March 2015 (EDT)

You're right!

I agree with you on expanding the wiki and making it more awesome. I, too, have limited time (because I have to work on Virtualmin and do other work to keep my bills paid), so I'm grateful for everyone who helps out in whatever way they can...Arent is doing great work on it, as you say, and has done more than even I've been able to do lately; but you were the first to step up and help out (which was really exciting for me to see, as we'd been running a broken TWiki for a long time and contributions had always been very sparse). I like your idea of spreading links to the wiki. I've started adding links from the Virtualmin documentation pages, so that folks who are diving into Virtualmin will also be able to see how it ties into Webmin, so now the email docs page for Virtualmin links to a bunch of articles here: (in the section labeled Email-related Webmin Documentation).

Just so you know how much this wiki impacts folks, I'll mention that in the past thirty days it has received 51,621 visitors! This is (of course) lower than or, but it's still a significant number of people every month coming here to learn new stuff, which I find exciting. I wonder if there's some kind of counter for MediaWiki to show the number of visits for each page? That'd be useful to know what the most popular pages are, so I know where to focus my efforts on making them more complete.

SwellJoe (talk) 22:57, 15 March 2015 (EDT)


I'm not sure how to do that. I mean, I know how to get the files (they're on Jamie's server, but I can copy them wherever you want them)...but, I'm not sure what I need to do to import them into the wiki or change the links. I know there is a command line tool, so I can do a sed command to make the change. But, I think it's just getting the images into the wiki that might be the thing I don't know how to do. Lemme look into it...I guess there's a file import script I can use.

Also, maybe we should begin doing new screenshots instead of bringing over the old ones? We have the new Webmin theme (Authentic Theme by Ilia), which will become the default in Webmin pretty soon...maybe next release, maybe the release after that. It looks way cooler in many cases (though also needs some work in a few places, which is kinda keeping me from starting to upload new screenshots just yet). SwellJoe (talk) 04:31, 29 March 2015 (EDT)

Spam Blacklist

I believe it already includes that list. No need to copy (I don't think). Here's the configuration I used:

ini_set( 'pcre.backtrack_limit', '8M' ); require_once "$IP/extensions/SpamBlacklist/SpamBlacklist.php"; $wgSpamBlacklistFiles = array(

  "m:Spam blacklist",


Though this feature has been enabled for some time, so I'm not sure if that part of it is working, or not. I guess I could test by trying to create a link with one of those words.

Guess the first line will not work whatsoever; m is an alias for on wikimedia-wiki's but not elsewhere. - Arent (talk) 05:19, 31 March 2015 (EDT)
OK, Joe. Didn't know that list was included in configuration. I agree with Arent, and it should be linked externally like this
I'm not sure what to do with that information. ;-) I assumed the m:Spam blacklist thing was for the local spam blacklist, but I'm hearing that's not the case. I'll need to review the docs. I have added to the configuration. Still not sure how this feature works! SwellJoe (talk)