[Haskell] Spam on the Haskell wiki
dons00 at gmail.com
Sun Jul 15 03:05:31 CEST 2012
More admins on the wiki is good, esp. those with experience to implement
Ashley is around , but as usual, we need more help.
On Saturday, July 14, 2012, Gwern Branwen wrote:
> I recently moved, and when I returned to the Internet a few days
> later, I was greeted with several hundred spam pages in Recent
> Changes. The torrent of spam has not let up, and I estimate that I
> have blocked 3-500 accounts and deleted as many pages. (I blocked
> another 5 or so while composing this email.) Certainly the deletion
> and block logs are long enough:
> I have asked Ashley Yakeley to turn on additional anti-spam measures,
> but he has not been active on the wiki since January
> and has not replied to my talk messages or accompanying emails.
> I had to do this single-handedly as there are no other administrators.
> This took up a good chunk of today and yesterday, and the spam is
> continuing. I cannot handle it much longer: it's incredibly tedious
> and using up far more time than I have to give it. Measures need to be
> 1. Email confirmation needs to be checked that Ashley did in fact
> enable it. I suspect he did not, since I also administrate the
> LessWrong wiki - which I know for certain has email confirmation is
> enabled - is being attacked by the same spammers (similar or identical
> templates & spam) but at a much reduced scale.
> 2. Additional administrators must be created. I suggest:
> - dons
> - Magnus Therning
> - Neil Mitchell
> - byorgey
> - Henk-Jan van Tuyl
> I am sure there are others who can be trusted.
> 3. Additional bureaucrats should be created. I suggest myself.
> 4. ReCAPTCHA enabled for 'edits adding new, unrecognized external
> links' - which is all of the spam. Further reading:
> http://www.mediawiki.org/wiki/Manual:Combating_spam &
> 5. if Ashley is inactive, his account may be a security risk. The
> English Wikipedia now removes administrator bits after a year of
> inactivity; we should consider a similar policy.
> None of these can be taken by myself, as I am neither a sysadmin on
> Haskell.org nor a bureaucrat on the wiki.
> If none of these steps are taken and spam continues to remain a
> problem in 2 months (15 September 2012), I will cease patrolling
> Recent Changes. I no longer have the time or patience.
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