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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 ...


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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