Opened 3 months ago

Last modified 3 months ago

#2464 new task

wiki user page updates

Reported by: tomkralidis Owned by: sac@…
Priority: normal Milestone: Unplanned
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Description

1./ I received an email yesterday about changes to my wiki.osgeo.org user page:

https://wiki.osgeo.org/index.php?title=User:Tomkralidis&diff=next&oldid=121388

I reverted the changes, but this seems to have been done for numerous users.

Change History (6)

comment:1 Changed 3 months ago by robe

Hmm this is very puzzling. Says Cwillmes (Christian Willmes) made the change via a CSV import. I did notice when I was upgrading the database that it said processing some CSV import, though not sure I remembered that correctly.

So might have been caused by a paused import a while ago that the upgrade triggered.

I wish I recorded the upgrade steps.

anyway I'll try to rollback this CSV import.

comment:2 Changed 3 months ago by robe

I couldn't find a way to rollback an import and the import still seems to be going on since some entries are dated today. I blocked the user Cwillmes in hopes it would kill whatever csv import is going on from that account. and will investigate further if there is a way to undo a csv import.

If anyone has a clue, let me know. Haven't found one yet.

comment:3 in reply to:  description Changed 3 months ago by hellik

Replying to tomkralidis:

1./ I received an email yesterday about changes to my wiki.osgeo.org user page:

https://wiki.osgeo.org/index.php?title=User:Tomkralidis&diff=next&oldid=121388

I reverted the changes, but this seems to have been done for numerous users.

Yes also on my wiki user page

comment:4 Changed 3 months ago by christian

hi, Markus Neteler forwarded me an email, that you have problems with my wiki account?

According to the csv imports, this could be due to the Sematic MediaWiki? data model, i installed some years ago.

The data model and the forms are "installed" in the wiki through an automatic script using my user name as a kind of bot doing all the changes to the wiki.

You can find the SMW data model, based on a tool named mobo here: https://github.com/cwillmes/OSGeoWiki/tree/master/OSGeoMembers

I do not made any changes to the wiki since several years by myself. I am not sure. how the bot works, but I recall that I had to trigger it manually. So I do not know how it came to the edits of my user account.

I changed the password of my user, so the "bot" should not be able to login anymore.

comment:5 Changed 3 months ago by christian

To be sure, you could also remove my account from the Administrators Group.

I am sorry, but I am not activeley contributing to the wiki since several years...

comment:6 Changed 3 months ago by robe

Thanks Christian for responding. I'm suspecting that it was triggered by my upgrade because the Semantic MediaWiki? has gone thru some massive changes and I had to replace it with a much newer version. Not sure why it decided to rerun and old process though. Very odd.

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