[okfn-help] Wiki Spam (?) User Accounts
sam.leon at okfn.org
Mon Jan 23 12:56:01 GMT 2012
Yes RSS feed is a much better idea. New pages are the key, I'll ignore new
account that look like spam but that don't post anything. I'm now
monitoring, hopefully we'll stamp out this Wiki spam now.
On Thu, Jan 19, 2012 at 9:15 PM, Rufus Pollock <rufus.pollock at okfn.org>wrote:
> On 19 January 2012 14:25, Sam Leon <sam.leon at okfn.org> wrote:
> > Dear All,
> > I am now getting notifications from our Wiki about new user accounts in
> > attempt to monitor spam (thanks Nils).
> > The problem is that accounts that look like spam accounts are being set
> > but not contributing anything.
> > As it's hard to be sure from a user name alone what is a spam account,
> > should I deal with these accounts? Presumably, everyone agrees it is
> > unadvisable to block an account that has made no spam edits no matter how
> > ridiculous the user name might look?
> Yes, more useful is probably to monitor the RSS feed of pages created.
> The thing here is the spamming is being done by hand so if we make it
> hard enough (i.e. stomp on spam quickly enough) it will go away ...
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