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Wiki spam

Post by rjaguar3 » March 24th, 2013, 4:08 am

There's a lot of spam on the wiki's Recent Changes feed. I've already blanked one spam page at http://wiki.wesnoth.org/User:Joyce7344, but I don't know what to do about the others.

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Re: Wiki spam

Post by ancestral » March 24th, 2013, 3:15 pm

Maybe the wiki software is due for an update? Newer versions are usually better security-wise, and I wouldn’t be surprised if they contained better ways to thwart spam (captchas?)
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Re: Wiki spam

Post by cKomuHKa » March 25th, 2013, 8:59 pm

Another spam link here: http://wiki.wesnoth.org/Create/ukr
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Re: Wiki spam

Post by Crendgrim » March 25th, 2013, 9:35 pm

Thanks for noticing that one, cKomuHKa! It seems to have come from the English page when the translation was created (copy-pasted and partially changed), from where it already has been removed. On this version, however, the link stayed.

Regarding the other spam pages, it is hard to deal with them. There is a lot.
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Re: Wiki spam

Post by zookeeper » March 26th, 2013, 7:51 am

Deleted. Except for the ones with presumably broken links:

http://wiki.wesnoth.org/Arbetssätt
http://wiki.wesnoth.org/Http://www.exam ... cool_coder (not sure the true link to this one)
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Re: Wiki spam

Post by rjaguar3 » March 29th, 2013, 3:20 am

There is more spam clogging up the RC feed. Unfortunately, I'm not able to delete it.

I can try putting together a script to parse the links to create one list of pages that an administrator can delete.

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Re: Wiki spam

Post by shadowm » March 29th, 2013, 8:11 am

I have just disabled registration of new users in the wiki on zookeeper’s request.

Hopefully someone (most certainly not me) will sort this out.
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Re: Wiki spam

Post by GunChleoc » March 29th, 2013, 11:43 am

a lot of the spam pages can be accessed from http://wiki.wesnoth.org/Special:RecentChanges

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Re: Wiki spam

Post by ancestral » March 29th, 2013, 2:13 pm

+1,000,000 pts to whoever upgrades the wiki software.
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Re: Wiki spam

Post by Jamie » April 9th, 2013, 4:47 pm

shadowmaster wrote:I have just disabled registration of new users in the wiki on zookeeper’s request.
Did you also disable password reset? I am unable to log on now (forgot my password) and now—when I'm learning and using the reference heavily—is the best time to make improvements, while I still remember what I found confusing. I'm much less likely to come back and make changes later, after I have "mastered" the code. :)

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Re: Wiki spam

Post by shadowm » April 9th, 2013, 9:53 pm

I don’t know about password resets — I only know I toggled the option to enable registration of new accounts from ‘true’ to ‘false’.

... and I just did it the other way around too, because we need GSoC applicants to be able to register wiki accounts.
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Re: Wiki spam

Post by Jamie » April 10th, 2013, 7:31 pm

Cool, thanks!

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Re: Wiki spam

Post by rjaguar3 » April 11th, 2013, 2:22 pm

If I had a way to delete pages, I would be willing to help.

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Re: Wiki spam

Post by JaMiT » April 13th, 2013, 8:32 pm

I pushed a bunch of spam pages into [wiki]category:candidates for speedy deletion[/wiki], should someone get the urge to delete a bunch of pages.

I left the content in some pages because otherwise it might not be so obvious to the deleter that they are spam, but when the article title made that clear, I took out the contents (to remove the SEO the spammer seems to be after).

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