[Haskell-cafe] [Haskell] Spam on the Haskell wiki

timothyhobbs at seznam.cz timothyhobbs at seznam.cz
Tue Jul 31 00:42:40 CEST 2012

Can we have at least 5 consonants?  There are enough people with names such 
as "Srbský" in eastern European....  In fact, the Czechs can make use of as 
many as 9 consonants in a row!  http://ld.johanesville.net/perlicky/03-

On a side note, image based CAPACHA's can cause problems for blind people.

---------- Původní zpráva ----------
Od: Henk-Jan van Tuyl <hjgtuyl at chello.nl>
Datum: 30. 7. 2012
Předmět: Re: [Haskell-cafe] [Haskell] Spam on the Haskell wiki
"On Mon, 16 Jul 2012 00:03:49 +0200, Henk-Jan van Tuyl <hjgtuyl at chello.nl> 

> I am willing to do administrator tasks.
>> 4. ReCAPTCHA enabled for 'edits adding new, unrecognized external
>> links' - which is all of the spam.
> This is already enabled.

The HaskellWiki is still flooded with spam; we should take some measure to 
reduce the stream severely. Most spam seems to be created 
(semi-)automated; the pages do not contain links, the usernames end with 
two digits, most of the time. Some cures I have thought up:

- Verify new wiki accounts, before granting them rights,
based on e-mails in the Haskell mailing lists
(or subscription of a Haskell mailing list)

- Let new users only change pages, not create new pages

- Block creation of usernames
o ending with two or more digits
o with more than one x or q
o starting with "buy"
o longer than 20 characters
o with more than 4 consonants in a row

- Block creation of pages with words in a certain list
(Coach, Vuitton, Chanel, handbags, purses, outlet, luggage, "Nike Air 

Henk-Jan van Tuyl

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