[Rack] wiki spam

Andy Isaacson adi at hexapodia.org
Fri Mar 15 02:38:33 UTC 2013


OK, I just did the same.  Let me know if it worked!

-andy

On Thu, Mar 14, 2013 at 07:15:40PM -0700, Casey Callendrello wrote:
> I believe Leif did, with perl -pi
> -c
> 
> On 3/14/13 7:12 PM, Andy Isaacson wrote:
> >Any idea who did this hack?  I'm looking at the mediawiki install and
> >there are several hundred places where "wpTextbox1" appears, I'm loathe
> >to change them manually.  Seems likely to break something.
> >
> >(It's a great hack which we totally should reinstate.)
> >
> >-andy
> >
> >On Thu, Mar 14, 2013 at 07:08:46PM -0700, Casey Callendrello wrote:
> >>I meant that we used to have the wpTextbox2 fix active, but it has
> >>gone away. It is security by obscurity of the worst sort, but it
> >>works (for now).
> >>-c
> >>
> >>On 3/14/13 3:44 PM, miloh wrote:
> >>>If you figure out another fix, pass it along to SudoRoom,  they run a
> >>>mediawiki install that is also under sustained spammer barrage.
> >>>
> >>>
> >>>On Thu, Mar 14, 2013 at 3:26 PM, Casey Callendrello <c1 at caseyc.net> wrote:
> >>>>A while ago, we stopped wikipedia spam by renaming the name of the <textbox>
> >>>>tag from wpTextbox1 to wpTextbox2.  That seems to have been lost, and we're
> >>>>getting a lot of spam again.
> >>>>
> >>>>Can someone with access to noisebridge.net do that? plz thx.
> >>>>
> >>>>--Casey
> >>>>
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