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Release status:Extension status stable

ImplementationTemplate:Extension#type User activity
DescriptionTemplate:Extension#description Provides a simple framework for protection against spambots
Author(s)Template:Extension#username Tim Starlingtalk
MediaWikiTemplate:Extension#mediawiki 1.23+
PHPTemplate:Extension#php 5.4+
LicenseTemplate:Extension#license GNU General Public License 2.0 or later
Hooks usedTemplate:Extension#hook

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Note Note: This is only a framework. You have to either get plugins or program them. There is one plugin shipped with the extension.

AntiBot is a simple framework for spambot checks and trigger payloads. The aim is to allow for private development and limited collaboration on filters for common spam tools such as XRumer. (XRumer is actively maintained to keep up to date with the latest antispam measures in forum, blog and wiki software.) I don't want to make it easy for spam tools developers by giving them our source code.


  • Download and place the file(s) in a directory called AntiBot in your extensions/ folder.
  • Add the following code at the bottom of your LocalSettings.php:
    require_once "$IP/extensions/AntiBot/AntiBot.php";
  • Copy the plugins you want, from the available directory into the active directory.
  • YesY Done - Navigate to Special:Version on your wiki to verify that the extension is successfully installed.

You may also want to download (or write) some additional plugins.