[Mediawiki-l] Possible way to combat spam?

Adam Meyer meyer7 at mindspring.com
Sat Jan 12 02:22:01 UTC 2008

Thanks, It took forever to make it work like that. But it was a good  
excuse to learn php.
No... the spammers, just spam the normal way. (unless your saying that  
they would then just use that.). Its actually worse, because it messes  
with my custom easy edit system because they just insert a ton of  
links at the top of the article.

I was actually thinking that I could protect the template pages from  
non logged in users.

I guess the real problem would be with the normal articles.
But then again, I have gone this far with the custom stuff, maybe I  
can make something to take care of it.


On Jan 11, 2008, at 11:33 AM, Gabriel Millerd wrote:

> On Jan 10, 2008 9:43 PM, Adam Meyer <meyer7 at mindspring.com> wrote:
>> My wiki ( www.risdpedia.net ) has been under fierce attack by spam in
>> the past week, and normally I would do the normal stuff to combat it,
>> but my wiki is a little different. The people who use the site are
>> anything but computer savvy, so I cant have them doing the captua
>> thing, or even confirm edit. I even had to hide the login/create
>> account at the top page because people thought that meant they had to
>> create an account, and it was too much work. ( I know, I know).
> So the spammers just use your homebrew /interface/ free for all page
> article construction CGI / mechanism. Its a shame that people cannot
> create an account, your work flow is pretty on target. You could
> always take your custom workflow and queue it similar to a mailing
> list and have the articles moderated.
> -- 
> Gabriel Millerd
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