[Haskell] Spam on HaskellWiki
dons at galois.com
Sat Dec 13 14:24:24 EST 2008
> This is beginning to annoy people. Actually, someone registered several
> thousand accounts (of the form XxxxxXxxxx), though almost all of them
> have not been used. The others have been used to add spam.
> I can block user accounts and IP addresses, and I can grant this
> privilege to others on whatever basis the Haskell community think
> I have CheckUser installed (allows me to find the IP addresses of a
> given user, and find edits from a particular IP address), and this is
> also a grantable privilege. However, given that the spam is coming from
> quite a number of IP addresses, I suspect there is some kind of botnet
> There is a tool called "rollback" that allows one-click revert of one or
> more sequential edits from the same user, which makes reverting spam a
> one-click-per-page operation. Again, this is a grantable privilege and
> in any case relatively harmless. However, it is only available with
> MediaWiki 1.9 and later, and HaskellWiki is running MediaWiki 1.5.4, so
> this means doing an upgrade. The current stable release is 1.13.2.
Should we be thinking about upgrading now?
I imagine there are other benefits...
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