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The signup process already requires a captcha to be completed, and a confirmed email address. I don't know any other methods we could additionally use to stop spammers from creating accounts. Maybe some question/answer form? There's a plug-in for that, but I'm not really annoyed by the creation of these accounts. The important thing is that they shouldn't be able to edit/create pages with spam—there are filters in place that stop that.
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dlh wrote:The signup process already requires a captcha to be completed, and a confirmed email address. I don't know any other methods we could additionally use to stop spammers from creating accounts. Maybe some question/answer form? There's a plug-in for that, but I'm not really annoyed by the creation of these accounts. The important thing is that they shouldn't be able to edit/create pages with spam—there are filters in place that stop that.
Limit the user registration per ip to only one user a day/week/month?
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nux wrote:Limit the user registration per ip to only one user a day/week/month?
Almost all of the registrations use a unique IP.

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dlh wrote:[…] but I'm not really annoyed by the creation of these accounts.
I take that back. The account creation spam is now annoying.

Maybe $wgAccountCreationThrottle will help, but it requires memcached. We could also require new accounts to be approved.

The spammers are now creating articles with no external links. :roll:

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dlh wrote:We could also require new accounts to be approved.
Too much hassle if you ask me. Not to mention it wont stop spammers without blocking a legit user every once in a while. I guess the only thing that will work perfectly is disabling the spammers' accounts. Could also make tron-related questions, but even some legit users wont be able to answer them.
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Depends what you ask, and how.
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any news here? now they're writing huge articles...and it annoys me that the recent changes page has become virtually useless. so it's probably the best to delete all the accounts without contribs, and then the ones with spam contribs.

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:o Your message contains 2 characters. The minimum number of characters you need to enter is 21.

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You could have had a better 1st post, woof. Welcome to the forums anyway... :/

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sinewav wrote:You could have had a better 1st post, woof. Welcome to the forums anyway... :/
Haha its wolf, sorry I just made a post so I could test out some things with my signature that I didn't know how to do.

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ironic thread to put it in
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now 9100 btw, it doubled within 4 months o.o

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I think we can assume from that total that there are a lot of fakers and hackers lurking around the corner.
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