Enabling Image Support Work Log
(This post is technical notes on the process of enabling image uploading and correcting the image gallery bug on OESF Wiki. I am recording it hear since a bug in our anti-spam software has me temporarily locked out of changing the wiki. I will transfer this information to the wiki once I am able to. I will update this post or its successor wiki page as I progress.)1. Enabling File Upload
Relevant articles on MediaWiki
Our LocalSettings.php sets only the pre-1.5 version parameter, $wgDisableUploads (to false, which would supposedly work if our wiki was still pre-1.5), so I comment-out that line and add a setting for the 1.5+ parameter:
$wgEnableUploads = true;
Now I can open the the wiki upload page
.2. Ain't Misbehavin'
Filling-in and submitting the upload form returns the following HTTP error page, which I believe is generated by the Bad Behavior anti-spam extension and not by MediaWiki itself (this is not
the same as the error previously reported by gaarder
We're sorry, but we could not fulfill your request for /index.php?title=Special:Upload on this server.
Your Internet Protocol address is listed on a blacklist of addresses involved in malicious or illegal activity. See the listing below for more details on specific blacklists and removal procedures.
Your technical support key is: cbd4-2c28-1366-73cd
You can use this key to fix this problem yourself.
If you are unable to fix the problem yourself, please contact michael.hubbard at gmail.com and be sure to provide the technical support key shown above.
The technical support key links to http://www.ioerror.us/bb2-support-key?key=...-2c28-1366-73cd
Your request was intercepted by Bad Behavior, security software which protects the Web site you visited from malicious activity, such as hackers, spam and viruses. We apologize for the inconvenience, but your request matched a profile of suspicious activity. This problem is usually quite easy to fix.
Your request was blocked because of malicious automated requests received from your computer's IP address.
Your computer's IP address was determined to have recently sent spam or engaged in malicious activity as reported by a third-party monitoring service. This means your computer is most likely infected with viruses or other malicious software. See below for more information and removal instructions.
This problem may be caused by viruses or spyware on your computer, or by malicious software that pretends to be anti-virus or anti-spyware software. Ensure that you have REAL anti-virus and anti-spyware software on your computer, that they are kept up-to-date, and that you have run a full system scan using each tool. Once your system is cleaned of viruses and spyware, please try your request again.
The free Google Pack provides trustworthy anti-virus and anti-spyware software.
This may also occur with old versions of Bad Behavior. If you do not see any blacklist providers listed below, and you are the site administrator, try updating to the latest version of Bad Behavior.
If the above suggestions fail to resolve the problem, click Back and contact the e-mail address you were given for further assistance.