[Noisebridge-discuss] Spam on the wiki
danny at spesh.com
Fri Jul 1 16:09:47 PDT 2011
On Fri, Jul 1, 2011 at 12:43 PM, Andy Isaacson <adi at hexapodia.org> wrote:
> On Fri, Jul 01, 2011 at 12:14:28PM -0700, Robert Fletcher wrote:
> > Hey guys, I've been noticing a lot of new spam user accounts being
> > on the wiki, which is to say hundreds of them. I'd be happy to help
> > them if I had that sort of access, but it doesn't solve the problem of
> > being created in the first place. It seems like email confirmation would
> > a long way to stemming the tide, and captcha even more so. Email in
> > particular IIRC is just an option you can turn on. Captcha shouldn't be
> > great deal harder. Again, it's been a while since I've done any wiki
> > administration, but I think it was just a plugin and a service you sign
> > for. Is there anybody who has access and can enable them?
I'd like to do some bureacratting of the wiki too, if that's possible. My
username is dob on pony an d Malaclyps on the wiki.
There's also a Secretaribot account on the wiki that I control, which I was
looking at using for automated tasks.
> Yep it's definitely gotten out of hand. We've been keeping it down to a
> dull roar by just blocking and reverting manually, I can make you a wiki
> Administrator so you can block users but I don't know your wiki
> I would really love to implement the Adafruit resistor CAPTCHA for
> account creation, see for example:
> (It's not great for RG-colorblind folks, of which we have plenty, but I
> don't have a much better suggestion...)
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