block wikipedia edits

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Nov 30th, 2007

Hi,

i need to block all users from editing/changing wikipedia, viewing/browsing the site is allowed,

has anyone ever had a request like this before? suggestions?

i'm using 1 cisco 877 and pix 501

regards,

praecedo

I have this problem too.
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jeremyault Fri, 11/30/2007 - 11:08

More than one way to solve this issue I'm sure.

You could filter by URL. For example, when I click on the edit link for the article on the Cisco PIX, I go to the following URL:

en.wikipedia.org/w/index.php?title=Cisco_PIX&action=edit& section=4

So one way you could filter this is to block URLS to wikipedia that contain the string "action=edit"

mhellman Fri, 11/30/2007 - 11:42

Editing probably involves a HTTP POST versus a GET. I didn't verify mind you;-) So, you could block all HTTP POST requests to wikipedia.

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