[Haskell] Re: HaskellWiki Update

Heinrich Apfelmus apfelmus at quantentunnel.de
Mon Jan 19 03:41:24 EST 2009

Ashley Yakeley wrote:
> There has been a lot of spam on HaskellWiki. Since anonymous edits have
> been switched off, a spammer tactic has been to create hundreds of
> accounts to evade individual account blocks.
> To combat this, I have
> 1. deleted all user accounts that have made no edits;
> 2. switched off account creation;
> 3. blocked at least some of the remaining spam accounts.
> This is obviously not ideal, as there is now no way for new users to
> edit the wiki. I will investigate appropriate ways to allow account
> creation.

Maybe it could help to restrict the account creation rate per IP? For
example, every IP may only create one account per 12 hours.



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