More Spambots on the Wiki

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More Spambots on the Wiki

Postby No one in particular » Tue Aug 27, 2013 10:24 am

OR: Oh God, Not Again
OR: Spam Wars 2 - Attack of the Drones

Anyway, you get the idea. I think I only caught the first wave, but 4 new "Users" registered and made 4 new pages for some decidedly unErfly things this morning. I've marked them for deletion, but we may need to batten down the hatches or something if more bots are on their heels.

I'd like to remind everyone that they can help out on the wiki even if they can't delete pages themselves;
  • We need people to mark pages & users for deletion/banning. Just replace all the text in a page with {{delete|spammer}}
  • We need people to undo the damage spammers do, if they start "editing" articles (replacing all the text in them with adverts).
    1. Click the "Recent Changes" link on the side bar
    2. Click the "diff" link next to whatever the spammers ruined
    3. Up at the top, where it displays the new edit, will be a link saying "undo" Just click that!

It's a couple of small things, but they really help make things easier for the mods and for the users of the wiki. If you can... please, pitch in. Thanks.
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Re: More Spambots on the Wiki

Postby Whispri » Wed Aug 28, 2013 11:05 am

So much spam! Well over eighty pages of it just counting today.
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Re: More Spambots on the Wiki

Postby ManaCaster » Fri Aug 30, 2013 4:04 pm

Looks like the spam problem is getting completely out of hand. Maybe new edits should be temporarily locked until something can be done about the attack?
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Re: More Spambots on the Wiki

Postby Whispri » Sat Dec 07, 2013 10:34 am

They're back in force, seventy pages of it so far. It would have been more, but for the 'active' bot getting confused and repeatedly editing the same page. Little help?
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Re: More Spambots on the Wiki

Postby Whispri » Sun Dec 08, 2013 3:08 pm

There's so much of it... I'm having to stop killing it now 'cause my wrist is hurting, but there's still loads left from today.
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Re: More Spambots on the Wiki

Postby Namegduf » Tue Mar 04, 2014 7:59 pm

Still keeping an eye out, but the fix done in February seems to be holding and it seems to be stably resolved now.

Apologies this didn't happen quicker.
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