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Re: Wiki Spam

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A good 25 people have been blocked in the past 2 or 3 days.

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Re: Wiki Spam

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55 users have been blocked since July 12th and 1 page deleted per user.
Nearly 7 users a day are blocked.

Tank Program: Have you looked into the security measures dlh posted?

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Re: Wiki Spam

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A little, but unfortunately I don't have the time right at the moment to pursue any of them... :/
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Re: Wiki Spam

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Unfortunately it's becoming quite necessary now. 12 spam pages in 8 hours. It makes me a little more careless deleting and banning because it's not worth the time. If I happen to delete something or ban someone wrongly, just contact me (or another admin) and I'll fix it.
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Re: Wiki Spam

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dlh, Jonathan, if one of you wants to get ssh access to look at installing some of the anti-spam stuff that's acceptable to me, and might be better in the long run as well.
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Re: Wiki Spam

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It seems the captcha is working, so either Tank fixed the problem he was having with reCAPTCHA or he gave Jonathan access to do it. Hopefully this helps curb the spam.

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Re: Wiki Spam

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is it possible to disable the captcha for people who already wrote some articles in a certain time that weren't removed by anybody? sometimes it is annoying... ><

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Re: Wiki Spam

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Did something happen to the wiki again?

At two different instances, 3 and 4 users were created at the same minute.

I doubt it is coincidental.

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Re: Wiki Spam

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Happened again today.

Anyone? dlh? Tank?

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Re: Wiki Spam

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Some of them have filled their user pages with spam. Others might do likewise later.

Would be interesting to see if their IP addresses are related. Being 'merely' an administrator, I don't think I can see those.
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Re: Wiki Spam

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Word wrote:is it possible to disable the captcha for people who already wrote some articles in a certain time that weren't removed by anybody? sometimes it is annoying... ><
No, not without some custom configuration or help from another extension. You can make a new group and manually add in users that wouldn't need to use the captcha, but I'm not going to manually maintain a “trusted” list.

About the recent spam: Nothing has changed, so it's either real people (not bots) filling out the captcha, or they have software to crack it.

If you want to check IP addresses you need to be in the “Check users” group—you can then use Special:CheckUser.

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Re: Wiki Spam

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I've installed another tool called AbuseFilter to try and slow down the spam.

For Administrators: All the good rules defined on wikipedia.org are marked as private, so I must create my own. :|

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