User talk:Bjorn

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Greetings

I am placing this note on all 5 sysops talk pages 1, 2, 3, 4, & 5 in the hope that some site improvements can be made. (As it appears that only sysops can do what is necessary.)

When I first found the RogueBasin wiki, I was shocked that there wasn't any sort of Help section to assist new users and guide them. (The page hasn't existed since May 30, 2005(!!!), but has been visited almost 3,300 times!) I was also surprised that unless one knew from previous wiki experience where to look, finding out who was in charge (who the sysops/admins were) wasn't possible. The Community Portal page also currently redirects to the talk page, which removes the opportunity for some community-building and direction as well. It is clear to me that roguelikes have some serious fans and some dedicated programmers, and I'm just concerned that the wiki seems to have been left to sit and has gone fairly stagnant.

Currently on User:R2's talk page there is a discussion about date formatting. No standard has been set, and probably this would have been better discussed in the Community Portal, but because of the small number of daily edits, people seem to have found the discussion all right. The problem is that I think everyone in the discussion has their own preference, and there really isn't enough editor presence to come up with a consensus. And no sysop has dropped by, either. Which possibly would help, because someone has to know what the purpose of the site is supposed to be, which might help in some of the decision-making going on. - Kiefer 05:59, 25 July 2008 (CEST)

critical spam problem (see Roguebasin main page discussion)

In the last few months I have been posting on the main discussion page about the critical spam problem. Others have given suggestions there. I told Slash about it on his talk page in the last week or so but have not heard back. I just thought, as the wiki owner, you should know what is happening. It is not just the regular advertisement and nonsense posts that are appearing, but many obvious accounts daily just made to spam or waste space--and this has been taking up most of the space on 'recent changes' for months and is getting worse. I have almost given up using the wiki because of the mess in 'recent changes.'--Darwin (talk) 13:12, 27 December 2012 (CET)

Hmm... maybe Slash actually did do something. I do not see any more of those accounts... though there is still a record of many from a couple weeks ago. I just hope they are stopped, but there might be hundreds that need deleting, and sometimes actual members might just use strange usernames.--Darwin (talk) 13:16, 27 December 2012 (CET)

Ido Yehieli posted about spam bot attacks in October. It was my understanding that we had a question based captcha for user registrations, but it seems like it was failing. I updated MediaWiki to the latest version and assumed that Slash would look into the rest (ie changing the questions). I'll investigate this some more. Please note that I only provide the hosting, I am not an active maintainer of this wiki. --Bjorn (talk) 19:59, 27 December 2012 (CET)

Ok, I added four new questions to the mix. The new questions are of a different character than the rest. --Bjorn (talk) 20:26, 27 December 2012 (CET)

The User Merge and Delete extension was incompatible with the new MW version. I have upgraded it and it should now be possible to delete users again. --Bjorn (talk) 20:38, 27 December 2012 (CET)

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