Am 22.08.2005 um 05:33 schrieb Elisabeth Bauer:
In the last time we had several cases where spammers
images on different wikipedias and used the pictures in html
emails, trying to sell chairs, grammophones or whatever.
Usually the uploads were the only contributions of said user, and
the license was missing.
It's maybe worth to consider disabling uploads on the projects
which don't really need it but can use commons (such as the german
wikipedia whose image upload policy is entirely compatible with
commons and especially all the smaller wikis which are not
I oppose, there's the possiblity to block outside referrals as it
often enough in the past. Blocking ebay, google, aol, gmx and the bigger
mail-hoster would help enough. A list of commonly used hosters could be
genereated of the user-tables (for the case everybody is to lazy to do
this by hand)
A more technical solution would be to filter those referring from
add a short text like "released under the GFDL" or the original URL
prefer because licenses differ too much).
My last suggestion is to store informations about outside referrals
(and hide those
from the search engines of course), maybe as admin page with a TOP10
of the last 24h.
And finally a good reason about moving all to commons: Localized
only usefull for a single Wikipedia and thus are best kept in this