On Tue, Feb 16, 2010 at 2:31 PM, Domas Mituzas <midom.lists(a)gmail.com>wrote;wrote:
some percentage of that 20-50% will come back as the
spammers realize they have to supply the string. Presumably we
then start playing whack-a-mole.
Yes, we will ban all IPs participating in this.
Guess it's just a matter of time until *reading* Wikipedia is unavailable to
large portions of the world.
Presumably there's a plan for what to do when the
supplying a new, random string every time.
Random strings are easy to identify, fixed strings are easy to verify.
And "Mozilla/4.0 (compatible; MSIE 7.0; Windows NT
<http://whatsmyuseragent.com/CommonUserAgents.asp#>5.1)", is pretty much
useless, unless you've already identified the spammer through some other
(I do worry about where this is going, though.)
Going where it always goes, proper operations of the website. Been there,
Do any of the other major websites completely block traffic when they see
blank user agents?