[Haskell] Re: HaskellWiki Update

Robert Dickerson rc.dickerson at gmail.com
Tue Jan 20 11:48:49 EST 2009

Not sure how much of this is already known, but thought I'd mention it just
in case...

Both Wikimedia and chongqed.org maintain a spam domain blacklist:


And there is Wikimedia extension that requires users to pass a captcha to
make edits, but it only works with Wikimedia 1.6+:


(I've never made an edit to the Haskell wiki, so for all I know there might
be a captcha system in place already).

Again, sorry if this is already common knowledge.

On Mon, Jan 19, 2009 at 2:41 AM, Heinrich Apfelmus <
apfelmus at quantentunnel.de> wrote:

> 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.
> Regards,
> apfelmus
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