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Meyer
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.
koan
Thanks!
Meyer
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.
tux
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
dz
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
tux
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
dz
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!
Meyer
Wiki may be intermittently unavailable as I trace problem with Bad Behavior extension.
Meyer
Bad Behavior extension and the Bad Behavior 2 Extended report special page are installed and seem to be working.
Meyer
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.
koan
Hi Meyer,

Cracking work, well done.

Some of us are still editing pages...
Meyer
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.
tux
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


Meyer
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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