One more idea to concern: spambots often follow certain name patterns. If
anon edit is allowed, anons creating new pages or adding links may be
suspicious. If not, then you may look for some spambots and recognize their
naming patterns which may be matched by regular expressions.
2013/10/29 Chris Watkins <chriswaterguy(a)appropedia.org>
I'm hoping for a tool to help clean up a spammed
wiki. (We are merging
with Ekopedia, and en.ekopedia.org
has more spam than genuine pages.) Has
anyone created such a script?
If not, then the way I imagine it is:
* Find pages with exactly one editor and at least one link
* Display title, a chunk of text and the link(s)
* Offer to delete the page.
A few years I asked about finding pages with one editor and received some
good suggestions (but ended up using AbuseFilter instead).
Bináris suggested an editor list and requiring that len(editorlist)==1
Merlijn suggested a database query - I don't know where to start with
I have learnt since very basic python since then...
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