The spam in the wiki, which I have been browsing through lately, is so annoying that I have decided to use some of my time to revert the affected articles that I come across.
[ptoki] I did this as well in June. Its hopeless. There are a couple of options: Make editing harder (any kind of captcha while logging in) - easy to override. Lock and forbid editing after cleaning up - not nice. Alert admin on oesf forums. (I will do this). Make a mirror of this knowledge and abandon this junk.... :(
posted this at Meyer's talk page:
What I do to kill spambots!
At the moment I'm going through the Recent changes list as I used to. This time I'm looking for Red user names and looking at the page history and the version attached to the name.
If it is the spambot stuff I select: Block, other, 1 year ban, other and put spambot in the other box. Then select block.
Obviously when I find a spammed page I can take a look at the RED user revisions and block as required.
I'm hoping this new wiki software can really block the same IP. Tux 07:32, 26 September 2007 (EDT)