Spam edits on the wiki.

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BiloxiGeek
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Spam edits on the wiki.

Post by BiloxiGeek » Thu Jul 03, 2014 10:34 pm

The user kristof seems to post nothing but spam links on pages in the wiki. Couldn't his account get disabled so at least slow down the spamming?

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Re: Spam edits on the wiki.

Post by gkmac » Sat Jul 05, 2014 10:05 am

Agreed. I've cleaned up kristof's spam edits a few times over the past month myself.

In fact that user spammed the same pages again about 24 hours since this thread was started, so I've had to undo those revisions again.

As well as the wiki, the forum has two spam posts in Website Issues and one in Non-ZoneMinder Chat. Apparently these posts have "already been reported" but they are still sitting there for about a month now...
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Re: Spam edits on the wiki.

Post by BiloxiGeek » Sat Jul 05, 2014 1:15 pm

And he/she put the spam back since you undid them. I started to undo them but got distracted.

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Re: Spam edits on the wiki.

Post by BiloxiGeek » Wed Sep 17, 2014 12:09 pm

Just undid a few more spam edits on the wiki by kristof and erictenne.

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Re: Spam edits on the wiki.

Post by bb99 » Fri Sep 19, 2014 9:10 pm

I'm an admin on another major site. We ban the IP's as we catch them. Not sure what Flasheart is doing.

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Re: Spam edits on the wiki.

Post by gkmac » Fri Oct 03, 2014 6:05 pm

Another fortnight, another round of spam edits by Erictenne that I've just had to clean up. Again.

Have all the spam-sweepers gone away for good?
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Re: Spam edits on the wiki.

Post by BiloxiGeek » Thu Aug 06, 2015 11:20 am

Just undid a bunch from Erictenne again.

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Re: Spam edits on the wiki.

Post by BiloxiGeek » Mon Jan 11, 2016 8:26 pm

And again, Erictenne, makes a bunch of spam edits in the wiki.

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Re: Spam edits on the wiki.

Post by SteveGilvarry » Mon Jan 18, 2016 1:37 pm

Not from that username or IP again banned both. But without some sort of spammer control on registration we will always have issues. I will talk with guys and get something in place.
Thanks for your vigilance BiloxiGeek
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Re: Spam edits on the wiki.

Post by BiloxiGeek » Mon Feb 08, 2016 6:18 pm

User name Jassure now undoing some of my Erictenne undo's. Almost like it's the same spammer under a different user name.

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Re: Spam edits on the wiki.

Post by BiloxiGeek » Mon Feb 08, 2016 6:25 pm

Can you create a group under MediaWiki and assign privileges to the group? Maybe add a Spam group, then when the spammers do their thing it's a quick group change for the account and they can read but no longer modify any wiki pages.

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Re: Spam edits on the wiki.

Post by SteveGilvarry » Sat Mar 12, 2016 8:58 am

Some more luck using stopforumspam to prevent the spammers creating accounts in the first place. Still want to do some changes so only users who have posted in forums a few times can edit the wiki, just need to get Kyle onto it.
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Re: Spam edits on the wiki.

Post by BiloxiGeek » Mon Apr 04, 2016 4:48 pm

User Jassure undoing my undoing of his spam. :)

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Re: Spam edits on the wiki.

Post by BiloxiGeek » Fri Apr 15, 2016 11:26 am

User "lary" posting spam. I replaced the junk with "Spam"

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Re: Spam edits on the wiki.

Post by SteveGilvarry » Sat May 21, 2016 5:49 am

OK so they have just got out of control, we may need to lock the wiki down to only approved editors, and probably into read only mode so we can do a clean up.
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