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Meatball was a community of active practitioners striving to teach each other how to organize people using online tools. Members here are engaged with building or caring for communities, community knowledge or supporting community tools. MeatballOutreach lists some of our affiliated projects like. We gather here in a spirit of BarnRaising, exchanging help when needed, and mostly by teaching each other. You can find out more about the MeatballProject from the MeatballBackgrounder.

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Joining Meatball is as simple as saying hello. Saying hello is easy. You always can edit any page by clicking on Edit text of this page at the bottom of each page, the mechanics of which are described in our HowTo. Practice in the SandBox!

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If you have questions about this wiki to which you can't find the answers on the pages listed below or by running a quick search, there's QuestionsAndAnswers. For small talk please use the MessageBoard.


JoshuaRodd -- Fri Mar 9 20:56:00 2012 UTC

I just removed absurdly large amounts of spam from the front page. Someone needs to be paying closer attention.

DavidMeyer -- Thu Sep 21 09:06:25 2011 UTC

When I try to add the following entry to RecentVisitors:

     '''21 September 2011''' -- DavidMeyer. First sign-in in a year!

... the edition gets rejected with the following message:

     You have triggered the spam filter. If you are posting link spam, give up now.
     Otherwise, please try and identify the offending link and remove it; if you cannot
     find it, contact an admin for help.

I also get the same error when I remove the WikiLink? and try to save. Same results when I try to add a comment on RecentVisitors/Talk, which is why I am reporting on this talk page.

Is there a bug in the spam filter, or has it be set extra-sensitive to deal with spammers?

MarkusLude -- Wed Sep 21 21:07:17 2011

Hello David,

I get the same message if I edit RecentVisitors. While commenting or editing the talk page I've no problems. Need to have a deeper look at this over the weekend. Quite busy at the moment... -- MarkusLude

DavidMeyer -- Fri Sep 23 12:08:00 2011 UTC

Hi, Markus. Thanks for looking into it. It's no rush. I'm glad to see Meatball Wiki hasn't been completely abandoned.

Also, I think there's a bug in the comment form, too. When I typed the above paragraph into the comment input box the a page with the following message was returned:

  Your post contains a link. To prevent spam, please write the magic secret, passion, here:

Typing the word "passion" into the input box and resubmitting the comment produced the exact same magic secret prompt page.

Note that not only is the magic secret prompt form not being handled incorrectly, getting to that page in the first place was an error since my comment does not in fact contain any links.

MarkusLude -- Sun Nov 6 16:44:21 2011

The problem with editing the RecentVisitors page should be fixed now

piemikey wed 11/07/2012 9:13pm

hi everyone. i'm still having that same issue. i type handshake and it just brings me back to the same screen. thanks!

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