[Mediawiki-l] Vandalism on some wikis
ralf at linux-mips.org
Tue Mar 14 15:19:24 UTC 2006
On Sun, Mar 12, 2006 at 07:29:18AM +0100, Thomas Gries wrote:
> Someone is vandalising wikis by adding a special div tag to pages:
> <div style="overflow:auto; height: 1px;">......controversial contents.....
> The div tags makes the contents invisible. I propose to add a mechanism
> to suppress storing of this particular tag.
This is some sort of standard wiki spamming technology by my observation.
Adding this plus the usual free hosting companies such as geocities 
to the regex as described by the other posters has solved the wiki spam
almost entirely - there are weeks to months between individual spam
attacks and they're usually very small. Being able to concentrate on
content instead of despamming again is great!
 I don't expect any link destination of interest for my Wikis to be
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