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www.wikipedia.org is not quite a relevant example, because it's not even served by MediaWiki. That said, the solution is simple: you need to locally alter the page [[MediaWiki:Mainpage]] with content "Title", then index.php will redirect to [[Title]]. If the target must not be served by MediaWiki, or if you want to catch all requests to the domain root ...


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While crowdsourcing is definitely part of the way Wikipedia handles spam it's only a very minor part. Wikipedia is using several anti-spam extensions, without these it would be a big spamfest that no army of humans could stop. Around November 2014 these are set up: Abuse Filter - Applies automatic heuristics to edits AntiSpoof – Blocks the ...



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