Tech:Mediawiki API Disabled
 What happens
Apparently today the Mediawiki API was disabled on English Wikitravel. See for example  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)
 When it happens
 What should happen
 How to fix it
If you want the API enabled in read-only mode (so that it is impossible for spambots or anyone else to edit pages with it), just add the following to your configuration:
$wgEnableAPI = true; $wgEnableWriteAPI = false;
 Additional comments
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)