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Overhaul StopForumSpam extension
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Some notes from an IRC conversation with @Skizzerz on how to improve the StopForumSpam extension

  • Left over cruft from when Lego removed the API/submission features
  • re add the submission feature, but gate it by whether emailconfirmation is required to edit
  • for low traffic wikis, hit the API on every request instead of requiring a cached list
  • Figure out a better system to serialize IPs, including IPv6 support
    • Maybe put the cached list into a database using spatial indexes?
    • MariaDB support might require using myisam since innodb didn't get support until later

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Aklapper renamed this task from Overhaul StopFormSpam extension to Overhaul StopForumSpam extension.Nov 20 2020, 2:08 PM

Change 655517 had a related patch set uploaded (by Reedy; owner: Reedy):
[mediawiki/extensions/StopForumSpam@master] Remove right-stopforumspam remnants

Change 655517 merged by jenkins-bot:
[mediawiki/extensions/StopForumSpam@master] Remove right-stopforumspam remnants

IPv6 support should be done now, since everything is just going into the cache per the work on T227454. Not sure what, if anything in the task description is still relevant for the extension, but I guess we can leave this task open for a while.