[Noisebridge-discuss] is spam on the wiki still a problem?

Naomi Most pnaomi at gmail.com
Mon May 12 18:58:37 UTC 2014


I *have* seen keyword spam pages on our wiki... I wonder if the new
spambot technique is to make a bunch of accounts and then lay dormant
until a client purchases links.


On Mon, May 12, 2014 at 11:34 AM, Jeffrey Carl Faden
<jeffreyatw at gmail.com> wrote:
> No, I've never seen any keyword spam from any of these accounts. They're
> just created and then they lay dormant forever. Somewhat worrying, but not
> much more than a nuisance.
>
>
> On Mon, May 12, 2014 at 11:31 AM, Naomi Most <pnaomi at gmail.com> wrote:
>>
>> The gazillions of random accounts do try to do one thing: create a
>> page with a link back to some site they're trying to get google to
>> up-rank for some keyword.
>>
>> Did we install some kind of protection against that?  I can't
>> remember.  If we didn't, then it's probably still happening (easily
>> verified by looking at the Changes list, I just don't have the
>> bandwidth right now).
>>
>> --Naomi
>>
>>
>> On Mon, May 12, 2014 at 9:02 AM, Jeffrey Carl Faden
>> <jeffreyatw at gmail.com> wrote:
>> > Two different problems. Anonymous/new accounts vandalizing pages, and
>> > massive amounts of random accounts being created, then doing nothing (it
>> > seems).
>> >
>> > I guess the latter issue would sort of be "spam" but it has nothing in
>> > common with random comments that are filtered by Akismet or whatever. If
>> > you
>> > were interested in curbing these random sign ups, it'd probably require
>> > installing some custom MediaWiki modules.
>> >
>> > That's about as much as I can contribute. I don't know who has access to
>> > the
>> > server that hosts the MediaWiki installation - that'd be the person to
>> > talk
>> > to.
>> > Jeffrey
>> >
>> >
>> > On Sun, May 11, 2014 at 11:47 PM, Joe Black <joeblack949 at gmail.com>
>> > wrote:
>> >>
>> >> Is spam still a relevant problem with the noisebridge wiki? I happen to
>> >> have alot of experience nearly eliminating all spam from several highly
>> >> trafficked wordpress sites I’ve developed and admin’d for over the
>> >> years. In
>> >> the past I’ve been far too busy to attempt tackling such a problem but
>> >> recently my workload has been relatively light and thought I’d offer
>> >> taking
>> >> a shot at it while I had the opportunity.
>> >>
>> >> joeblack
>> >>
>> >
>> >
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>>
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