Spam control needed on wiki

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rsilk
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Spam control needed on wiki

Post by rsilk » Thu Jan 27, 2011 1:20 pm

We need to deploy some sort of spam solution on the wiki, we're getting hammered right now (check out the recent changes list). http://www.mediawiki.org/wiki/Manual:Combating_spam has some ideas for how this might work.

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Bergo
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Re: Spam control needed on wiki

Post by Bergo » Thu Jan 27, 2011 1:26 pm

agreed, I think only Adam has admin access though.

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DigitalOSH
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Re: Spam control needed on wiki

Post by DigitalOSH » Thu Jan 27, 2011 2:35 pm

Adam is MIA atm. I messaged him yesterday about something else. Hope to hear soon

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Odemia
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Re: Spam control needed on wiki

Post by Odemia » Fri Jan 28, 2011 5:10 pm

Is the spam related to the internal server errors. Or is something else going on.

Adam Florizone
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Re: Spam control needed on wiki

Post by Adam Florizone » Sat Jan 29, 2011 4:54 pm

The spam is causing it. I had no idea it was this bad. Please contact me if there is any issues like this. I will start cleaning up the spam.
If anyone needs any help with any of the sites (wiki, membership, forms, etc...) you can contact me on the support forum or at adam(at)florizone.com .

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DigitalOSH
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Re: Spam control needed on wiki

Post by DigitalOSH » Sat Jan 29, 2011 6:42 pm

Now that I have your number, things will likely run a little smoother. Thanks a lot for taking care of this Adam!

Adam Florizone
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Re: Spam control needed on wiki

Post by Adam Florizone » Tue Feb 01, 2011 11:48 am

We need some people to help with the spam control on the wiki. I can keep removing the spam but it would be better if there was more people able to help with deleting and banning the spammers . Who is up to the job?
If anyone needs any help with any of the sites (wiki, membership, forms, etc...) you can contact me on the support forum or at adam(at)florizone.com .

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Re: Spam control needed on wiki

Post by rsilk » Tue Feb 01, 2011 12:54 pm

I can do it, I'm on there pretty regularly.

We might need to look into something a bit more drastic, too. The link I posted had a bunch of suggestions, like blackholing all non-north-american IPs (a list was provided).

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Odemia
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Re: Spam control needed on wiki

Post by Odemia » Tue Feb 01, 2011 2:37 pm

I can help as well. Also can we identify IPs. Is the spam coming from one source or all over the place. If it is comping from one place black listing the IP from the server could be a lot more effective.

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JamesCooper
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Re: Spam control needed on wiki

Post by JamesCooper » Tue Feb 01, 2011 11:32 pm

I would also be willing to help out with spam control. Stupid bots...

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