[Noisebridge-discuss] Is a script creating New Users on the Wiki ??

Jeffrey Carl Faden jeffreyatw at gmail.com
Fri Dec 6 01:38:39 UTC 2013


This problem has been going on for a very long time now. Many have asked
about it on this list. It probably doesn't affect the security of the wiki
in any way.

Filter recent changes by Namespace: User, and click "Invert selection".
Problem solved!

Jeffrey


On Thu, Dec 5, 2013 at 5:35 PM, Gregory Dillon <gregorydillon at gmail.com>wrote:

> Been looking at the recent changes<https://noisebridge.net/index.php?title=Special:RecentChanges&limit=250>page of the NB wiki, and it has been showing an extremely high number  "created
> a user account" entries suggesting someone is running a script creating
> fake new user accounts.
>
>  Does 1000's of fake accounts created cause a danger to the integrity, and
>  privacy controls of the wiki accounts?     I imagine it does, but this
> is beyond what I actually know.
>
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