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post Sep 26 2007, 08:12 AM
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Hey Gents,

I'm not that great with Wiki stuff. I can barely figure out how to message someone on there (it's the talk page, right?). Anyway, could you guys try and find out what anti-spam measures are available to us and I'll implement them? A captcha would be convenient if it's there. I'm looking into merging the accounts tables, but that might take a little bit.

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Roy
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Meyer
post Sep 26 2007, 11:34 PM
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I guess the wiki upgrade has confused the spambots for now, but I'm sure it's only a temporary respite from the clever buggers.

I think the upgrade has given us some better tools for fighting them, at least if we install a couple of wiki extensions (captchas on user registration or edits, edit screening by content, and others). Note that the wiki does not currently have captcha protection on anything.

I've posted some references and thoughts on the spambot problem on the wiki.
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post Sep 27 2007, 02:25 PM
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QUOTE(Meyer @ Sep 27 2007, 08:34 AM) *
I guess the wiki upgrade has confused the spambots for now, but I'm sure it's only a temporary respite from the clever buggers.

I think the upgrade has given us some better tools for fighting them, at least if we install a couple of wiki extensions (captchas on user registration or edits, edit screening by content, and others). Note that the wiki does not currently have captcha protection on anything.

I've posted some references and thoughts on the spambot problem on the wiki.

cool.gif Hi Meyer,

just had a quick read through the sources you put on the Wiki Administrators page. Seems to make sense. I'll reread it and start looking at the pdf documentation I downloaded from the Wikimedia site tomorrow. biggrin.gif
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dz   Spam   Sep 26 2007, 08:12 AM
tux   QUOTE(dz @ Sep 26 2007, 05:12 PM) Hey Gen...   Sep 26 2007, 09:20 AM
dz   Oh ok cool. I tried to unblock you, but I have no...   Sep 26 2007, 09:44 AM
tux   QUOTE(dz @ Sep 26 2007, 06:44 PM) Oh ok c...   Sep 26 2007, 11:22 AM
dz   QUOTE(tux @ Sep 26 2007, 02:22 PM) 1. I h...   Sep 26 2007, 11:26 AM
tux   QUOTE(dz @ Sep 26 2007, 08:26 PM) QUOTE(t...   Sep 26 2007, 11:37 AM
dz   QUOTE(tux @ Sep 26 2007, 02:37 PM) QUOTE(...   Sep 26 2007, 11:48 AM
tux   QUOTE(dz @ Sep 26 2007, 08:48 PM) QUOTE(t...   Sep 26 2007, 01:01 PM
tux   Hi DZ, looking at the wiki for the software I fou...   Sep 26 2007, 03:22 PM
Meyer   I guess the wiki upgrade has confused the spambots...   Sep 26 2007, 11:34 PM
tux   QUOTE(Meyer @ Sep 27 2007, 08:34 AM) I gu...   Sep 27 2007, 02:25 PM
Meyer   Which PDF documentation?   Sep 27 2007, 03:31 PM
tux   QUOTE(Meyer @ Sep 28 2007, 12:31 AM) Whic...   Sep 28 2007, 12:27 AM
tux   Hi dz and Meyer, just looked at the documentation...   Sep 28 2007, 01:09 AM
tux   Hi Roy, Dave, I know that changes to the Wiki set...   Sep 29 2007, 07:40 AM
tux   QUOTE(tux @ Sep 29 2007, 04:40 PM) Hi Ro...   Sep 30 2007, 02:14 PM
Meyer   QUOTE(tux @ Sep 30 2007, 02:14 PM) The a...   Sep 30 2007, 06:42 PM
adf   QUOTE(Meyer @ Sep 30 2007, 06:42 PM) QUOT...   Sep 30 2007, 07:02 PM
Meyer   QUOTE(adf @ Sep 30 2007, 07:02 PM) How re...   Sep 30 2007, 08:08 PM
tux   Welcome back David!! Over the last mont...   Mar 11 2011, 11:54 AM
Antikx   thanks for all your hard work, tux!   Sep 30 2007, 02:45 PM


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