Due to continued attacks by automated spam bots, I’ve had to take the Encyclopaedia Brythenica off-line. The normal MediaWiki measures and Captcha system are not sufficient to prevent the commercial postings and I am not in a position to manually administrate the wiki at this time. My thanks to those individuals who attempted to mitigate the spam.
As time and opportunity allows, I may investigate options to correct the problem, but for the moment, I believe this is the best solution to prevent further corruption of the data in the wiki. Thank for your understanding.