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Being645
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Please , anybody see to this f**ker spamming round the Wiki for days now with crank new page creating under ever new user names ... :urff: :urff: :urff: ...
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yikes :o

i've removed all of the spam and blocked the offending accounts... let me know if there's anything i've missed :)
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Oh, thank you ... :notworthy: ... that looks very much better already ...

I've checked ... and yeah, you've done it jolly efficiently ... ;D ...


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... for the moment, but I'll keep watch anyway ... :evil: :twisted: :lol: ...
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bloody hell :urff:

i've deleted the new pages and blocked the accounts...
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Thanks a lot.

Somebody is obviously trying to communicate ... :roll: :( ...

Hey you ... Image ... why not join us here instead of spamming the Wiki? You're welcome ... Image
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as the f**k goes on, maybe this could help?



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strange. could have sworn this was turned on from the start, but i just looked and it wasn't... must have been disabled during an upgrade :urff:

anyways, i've turned it back on and removed the latest spam 8)
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seems to have had no effect. How comes ... :roll: ... but maybe now there is an email-address ... :evil: :twisted: ...

http://sisterswiki.org/Special:RecentChanges
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yeah, it's not always that great. we have the same problem on heartland...

the automated spammer systems have real email addresses and are set up to monitor and then activate those kinds of email replies :(

oh well.

i'll lookout for other mediawiki security plugins.
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I had not imagined automated spammer systems were able to do such things without explicitly being directed at a certain page ... hell ... :urff: ...

hope you find some remedy soon ... :wink: ... until then I will delete the s**t immediately as soon as it comes up ... Image
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you're doing a good job :D
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Oh, thanks ... I hope so ... :wink: ...

anyway: 4 new users and 2 new pages again ... :urff: ...

btw, why would an automated spammer system delete the Main Page? And without filling it with spam !? ... :roll: ...
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It's Monday ... :wink: ...

http://sisterswiki.org/Special:RecentChanges

Funny, the automated spammer system is now editing pages three times ...


All those pages with 0 bytes content can be deleted. I've checked all their links and changed them where necessary ... some lead to error pages anyway ...

http://sisterswiki.org/Special:ShortPages

oh, I'd also like to ask you to rename the "Wiki Home" ... :urff: ... to "Main Page" in the left-hand link list again, please ... :roll: ...

Thanks for all your effort ...
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seems this has been reproduced with the latest upgrade ... 8) ...

http://sisterswiki.org/Special:ListUsers


perhaps, this can help ...
http://www.mediawiki.org/wiki/Anti-spam_features
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Hi ... :D ... I've seen you did a lot of cleaning in the Wiki.

However, you've missed ...

links removed

I've blanked them all ... :twisted: :lol: ...

and of course, there are two new users already again ...

links removed

It's a hell ... :lol: ...
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As this is going on further, and given the fact that apart from me hardly anybody edits the Wiki,
I recommend setting the creation of new user accouts to only possible after confirmation by admin - for some time, not for ever of course ... 8) ...
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Being645 wrote:As this is going on further, and given the fact that apart from me hardly anybody edits the Wiki,
I recommend setting the creation of new user accouts to only possible after confirmation by admin - for some time, not for ever of course ... 8) ...
yeah, i've been wondering about doing that for a while tbh.

i'll look into how to stop anyone apart from admins editing.
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But I want to go on with editing ... :eek: ...

There is a setting to allow creation of new user accounts only after request and upon confirmation, AFAIK ... that should do, I guess ... :wink: ...
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:urff:

the point was that you'd be an admin ;) :lol: :D
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Quiff Boy wrote: the point was that you'd be an admin ;) :lol: :D
Image Image Image Image

... nice ... ;D ...
however, I prefer everybody being able again to edit the Wiki as soon as this flood of mud is over ...

Quiff Boy wrote::urff:
... :oops: ... oh yes, those who deal with me are regulary confronted with encounters as such ... one of my unique gifts ... :twisted: :lol: ...
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Being645 wrote:Hi ... :D ... I've seen you did a lot of cleaning in the Wiki.

However, you've missed ...

links removed

I've blanked them all ... :twisted: :lol: ...

and of course, there are two new users already again ...

links removed

It's a hell ... :lol: ...
And here are the next few ...
see http://sisterswiki.org/Special:NewPages

links removed

Please delete anybody ... :urff: :urff: :urff: ... :(

oh yes, and the additional new users ... you find them under http://sisterswiki.org/Special:Log

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i've removed all those pages...

(please don't copy links to them in here - it just feeds the spammers and turns heartland into a link-farm, damaging our 'trust' ratings on google & bing)

also, i've added this code from here:

http://www.mediawiki.org/wiki/Manual:User_rights
This example will disable editing of all pages, then re-enable for users with confirmed e-mail addresses only:

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# Disable for everyone.
$wgGroupPermissions['*']['edit']              = false;
# Disable for users, too: by default 'user' is allowed to edit, even if '*' is not.
$wgGroupPermissions['user']['edit']           = false;
# Make it so users with confirmed e-mail addresses are in the group.
$wgAutopromote['emailconfirmed'] = APCOND_EMAILCONFIRMED;
# Hide group from user list. 
$wgImplicitGroups[] = 'emailconfirmed';
# Finally, set it to true for the desired group.
$wgGroupPermissions['emailconfirmed']['edit'] = true;
that should stop some of that spam, but i'll look into more rigorous settings when i get time.
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