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Meyer
post Oct 20 2007, 11:04 AM
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I am in the process of implementing the antispam enhancements discussed in the wiki article http://www.oesf.org/index.php?title=OESF:A...#The_Robot_Wars. Work details and progress posted on http://www.oesf.org/index.php?title=OESF:A...ation_work_list. I apologize in advance for any distruptions that might occur. Please contact me here with any problems you have.
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post Oct 20 2007, 08:33 PM
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Thanks!
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Meyer
post Oct 24 2007, 05:08 AM
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The captcha extension is now in operation. You will need to answer a simple math problem to edit or create pages or to register a new wiki user.
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post Oct 24 2007, 10:24 AM
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QUOTE(Meyer @ Oct 24 2007, 02:08 PM) *
The captcha extension is now in operation. You will need to answer a simple math problem to edit or create pages or to register a new wiki user.

cool.gif I think David deserves congratulations on putting these first steps in place to improving the spambot defenses! biggrin.gif biggrin.gif biggrin.gif
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post Oct 24 2007, 12:28 PM
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QUOTE(tux @ Oct 24 2007, 01:24 PM) *
QUOTE(Meyer @ Oct 24 2007, 02:08 PM) *
The captcha extension is now in operation. You will need to answer a simple math problem to edit or create pages or to register a new wiki user.

cool.gif I think David deserves congratulations on putting these first steps in place to improving the spambot defenses! biggrin.gif biggrin.gif biggrin.gif


Thanks to the both of you for taking this initiative. Sorry I couldn't help you, but it seems you have everything under control so it's all good smile.gif
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tux
post Oct 26 2007, 05:28 AM
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cool.gif Just an update: extensions went in on Wednesday 24th October. Up to the minute, 2:30 pm Friday 26th BST, not one item of spam has come across the radar! Long may it continue! biggrin.gif biggrin.gif biggrin.gif
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post Oct 26 2007, 11:52 AM
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QUOTE(tux @ Oct 26 2007, 08:28 AM) *
cool.gif Just an update: extensions went in on Wednesday 24th October. Up to the minute, 2:30 pm Friday 26th BST, not one item of spam has come across the radar! Long may it continue! biggrin.gif biggrin.gif biggrin.gif


Ya, I haven't seen any spam in the forum either. Let's keep our fingers crossed!
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Meyer
post Oct 27 2007, 10:33 AM
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Wiki may be intermittently unavailable as I trace problem with Bad Behavior extension.
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post Oct 27 2007, 11:31 AM
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Bad Behavior extension and the Bad Behavior 2 Extended report special page are installed and seem to be working.
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post Oct 28 2007, 06:23 PM
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It seems the anti-spam measures have left the wiki eerily quiet. The admin-only report generate by Bad Behavior shows a large number of wiki requests being rejected. Well and good if that's all spam.

However, if you get a legitimate request blocked, please report it here and we will try to tune.
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post Oct 29 2007, 03:03 AM
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Hi Meyer,

Cracking work, well done.

Some of us are still editing pages...
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Meyer
post Oct 29 2007, 10:18 AM
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SpamBlacklist wiki extension has been installed and appears to be functioning. This extension checks URIs included in edits and blocks the edit if any URI match an entry in a list of forbidden words.

This extension is the last of the planned anti-spam measures. If no problems crop up, this will be the last functional change to the wiki until further notice.
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post Nov 19 2007, 03:02 PM
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cool.gif I hope that fate is not tempted by this post!

The anti-spam measures went into operation on October the 24th, if my memory serves me correctly. Today is the 19th of November. There hasn't been a successful spam attack at the Wiki in that time. I suppose that we are still vulnerable to a 'live' spammer but that should be easy to spot, delete and block. biggrin.gif

Congratulations again Meyer: let's hope that you can return to productive work on the Wiki and to the tinkering with your 860s! biggrin.gif


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Meyer
post Nov 20 2007, 07:53 AM
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I can't take any credit, but am glad the wiki extensions are working as advertised. It's good to see nothing but improvements on the Recent Changes page.
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