[Noisebridge-discuss] is spam on the wiki still a problem?
Jeffrey Carl Faden
jeffreyatw at gmail.com
Mon May 12 18:34:32 UTC 2014
No, I've never seen any keyword spam from any of these accounts. They're
just created and then they lay dormant forever. Somewhat worrying, but not
much more than a nuisance.
On Mon, May 12, 2014 at 11:31 AM, Naomi Most <pnaomi at gmail.com> wrote:
> 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
> > 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
> > server that hosts the MediaWiki installation - that'd be the person to
> > to.
> > Jeffrey
> > On Sun, May 11, 2014 at 11:47 PM, Joe Black <joeblack949 at gmail.com>
> >> 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
> >> a shot at it while I had the opportunity.
> >> joeblack
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> Naomi Theora Most
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