MediaWiki:Edit Monitor

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The aim of the Edit Monitoring system is to monitor vandalism on the site. It does this by preventing excess activity from new accounts or IP addresses. This activity might originate from a malicious bot or a user who intends to corrupt content on the site.

Blocked by Mistake?

We apologize for the inconvenience. We will remove your block within 24 hours and notify you on your talk page. You may also wish to email us at regarding this block and tell us about the edit you were tying to make.

The vandalism protection system places some reasonable constraints on edits that should not be a problem for most editing activity. Sometimes this system may temporarily intercept activities of new editors and automatically block them from editing the wiki. Auto Blocks are logged and we investigate every incident, usually within 24 hours. If you become a regular editor you will not be blocked by the protection system.

Reason for Such a System

Giving any internet user the power to edit a website has its advantages and disadvantages. On October 26, 2006, WikiIslam came under its first bot-based vandalism attack. The attack went on for about an hour, and new user registrations were then disabled for some time. The third and last unrestricted attack was on November 20, 2006. A system was developed to deal with such attacks and limit vandalism to an easily manageable level. Without such a system it would be impossible to have this website. We keep regular backups of the site and in any situation it is always possible to restore the wiki to its previous state.

Page Moves

New users are not allowed to move pages to new titles. Please leave a message on the talk page of an article if you think it should be renamed.

Lock Down/Protected Mode

This mode is enabled on the wiki to protect against ongoing vandalism which may involve multiple user accounts or IP addresses. If you are new to the site and want to make an edit but see the edit protection notice, please try your edit again later. Regular editors of the site are still able to edit the site when it is in protected mode.

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