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Tech:Mediawiki API Disabled

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What happens

Apparently today the Mediawiki API was disabled on English Wikitravel. See for example [1] which returns:

MediaWiki API is not enabled for this site. Add the following line to your LocalSettings.php
$wgEnableAPI=true;

I assume this was done to combat spambot issues. Will it be re-enabled?

Checking. I know they are trying different approaches, so that may be the case.--IBobi talk email 13:29, 10 August 2012 (EDT)
I have no indication that this is a permanent change. They're just trying to lighten the spam load and investigate a solution to the possible spoofing issue. It's possible that making it read-only could work, I don't know.--IBobi talk email 18:29, 10 August 2012 (EDT)

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Is thee any further word on the enabling of the API? My site made us of the API and is down until I can get access back to the API (readonly).

Sign below, please

Ryan 23:59, 9 August 2012 (EDT)

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