[pmwiki-users] cookbook fatal error on pmwiki.org

H. Fox haganfox at users.sourceforge.net
Mon Mar 27 20:16:20 CST 2006

A "history merge" capability has also been discussed, where a wiki
administrator could remove a restore point in a page's history.

This would result in *much* shorter history pages when a spammer
replaces the entire contents of a page with spam content (which
frequently  happens to PmWiki:Cookbook.Cookbook.  By eliminating one
restore point, *two* entire copies of the page's content plus one copy
of the spammer's content would be removed from the page's changelog.

I could not find a PITS entry for this feature, so I created one.  If
the feature sounds useful to you, vote for it here:



On 3/27/06, David Spitzley <dspitzle at wash.k12.mi.us> wrote:
> Actually, what would perhaps help things would be to add an admin-only "truncate" link to the history pages, which will actually chop off the history after whatever point you revert to.  Right now if you revert spam, the addition of the spam stays in the history file, which aside from bloating the length also things leaves references to the spam URLs in place.  Of late I've been hand modifying the files of spammed pages to get rid of the spam from the history.  If we could actually drop the stuff from the history entirely as an administrative function we could solve both the length problem and purge spammed content from page histories so that it isn't captured by search engines.  Any chance of that being doable?  Obviously we'd want to keep the existing "restore" links, as there are plenty of times when one would want to retain the history when reverting.
> David
> >>> "Patrick R. Michaud" <pmichaud at pobox.com> 03/26/06 10:39 PM >>>
> On Sun, Mar 26, 2006 at 09:53:41PM -0500, Neil Herber wrote:
> > The page http://www.pmwiki.org/wiki/Cookbook/Cookbook has been
> > spammed and despammed so many times that the history cannot be
> > rendered without throwing an error.
> For now, I've cleared the history.  I'll come up with a
> history limiter of some sort.
> Pm

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