Do I Need the AbuseFilter?
Often times the answer to this question is a "no". The AbuseFilter extension is usually only activated if a wiki is in dire need of some sort of filtering mechanism and there are no other options that are more suited to the task. Such tasks usually revolve around stopping or easing the flow of vandalism and spam on a wiki.
If you feel that your wiki could greatly benefit from the use of the AbuseFilter extension then please contact Wikia staff and ask them to enable it on the requested wiki.