[Noisebridge-discuss] is spam on the wiki still a problem?

Naomi Most pnaomi at gmail.com
Mon May 12 18:31:35 UTC 2014

The gazillions of random accounts do try to do one thing: create a
page with a link back to some site they're trying to get google to
up-rank for some keyword.

Did we install some kind of protection against that?  I can't
remember.  If we didn't, then it's probably still happening (easily
verified by looking at the Changes list, I just don't have the
bandwidth right now).


On Mon, May 12, 2014 at 9:02 AM, Jeffrey Carl Faden
<jeffreyatw at gmail.com> wrote:
> Two different problems. Anonymous/new accounts vandalizing pages, and
> massive amounts of random accounts being created, then doing nothing (it
> seems).
> I guess the latter issue would sort of be "spam" but it has nothing in
> common with random comments that are filtered by Akismet or whatever. If you
> were interested in curbing these random sign ups, it'd probably require
> installing some custom MediaWiki modules.
> That's about as much as I can contribute. I don't know who has access to the
> server that hosts the MediaWiki installation - that'd be the person to talk
> to.
> Jeffrey
> On Sun, May 11, 2014 at 11:47 PM, Joe Black <joeblack949 at gmail.com> wrote:
>> Is spam still a relevant problem with the noisebridge wiki? I happen to
>> have alot of experience nearly eliminating all spam from several highly
>> trafficked wordpress sites I’ve developed and admin’d for over the years. In
>> the past I’ve been far too busy to attempt tackling such a problem but
>> recently my workload has been relatively light and thought I’d offer taking
>> a shot at it while I had the opportunity.
>> joeblack
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