Red links annoy me.
Spam accounts are, so far as I can tell, pseudo-usernames between 6 and 8 characters in length that are, at least for the 3800+ we have registered, purely alphabetical (No numbers or spaces or other stuff). Tommy was indeed obviously an actual person. Also, thanks for today. I did 16 hours yesterday out of sheer boredom. I got more time to read a book today. --Pickled Tink 13:14, 8 May 2011 (UTC)
Hey, thanks for moving those spammers to the banned category. I'd have done it myself when I banned them, but I'm still learning how to do a wiki proper. -Mal
- De nada. In all honesty, I'm not sure how much use that is. I suppose it might help if you ever get around to wading through all those in Category:Spammer. OTOH, at some point there might be some benefit to simply deleting all those "yeah, another banned account" talk pages. Still, it gives non-admin spam hunters something to do. =) Abb3w 23:52, 20 May 2011 (UTC)
Thanks mate --Charles 04:27, 22 May 2011 (UTC)
Whats needed with the Erfworld copyrights page? History showed it was nothing but spam from the beginning. --Charles 02:45, 23 May 2011 (EDT)
Yeah, I suspected they might just be randomising the misspelling rather than making it consistent. Obviously to avoid blacklists picking them up. What I could possibly do is start blocking some of the correctly spelled expressions such as "that's the best" and "you've got the" but I'd be worried if those expressions might appear naturally in a page at some point. The worst thing is that what these bots are doing isn't even intended for a Wiki attack, its for a forum. What they generally do is setup accounts to make rubbish posts like this that are seemingly innocent, then they come back some days later and edit the posts to insert spam links so the MODS don't see it since the post has long since dropped out of sight and mind. Maybe this is just a purely malicious attack because we've blacklisted their sites and stopped their working SPAM. At least we know they're using some of the same IP addresses, so hopefully the IP banning will slow it down a little as well, but obviously they have a far larger IP range to post from than IP addresses we've banned. KittenAUTH will hopefully be updated soon. --Charles 01:42, 26 May 2011 (EDT)