[Mediawiki-l] spam, spam, spam, and spam

Anne Wilson annew at kde.org
Wed Apr 13 17:42:28 UTC 2011


On Wednesday 13 April 2011 18:01:30 Kilian wrote:
> On 04/13/2011 06:57 PM, Hiram Clawson wrote:
> > The spam is getting really tiresome.  I turned on ConfirmAccount and
> > the spammers continue to ask for accounts even through that mechanism.
> > It is a real pain...
> 
> Read this: http://www.mediawiki.org/wiki/Manual:Combating_spam
> 
> http://www.mediawiki.org/wiki/Extension:ConfirmEdit works well for me,
> with the QuestyCaptcha CAPTCHA type.
> 
What I'd really like to see is the ability to say that you can't make any 
edits until you have been registered for a period of time, unless you are a 
member of a higher group.  I doubt if the spammers would bother creating an 
account and coming back to post their spam three months later.  I haven't seen 
anyone suggest that it actually is possible, though.

Anne
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