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

Daniel Friesen lists at nadir-seen-fire.com
Wed Apr 13 21:29:35 UTC 2011

On 11-04-13 10:42 AM, Anne Wilson wrote:
> 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
^_^ That would be our autoconfirmed feature... and guess what, spambots 
that know how to register, wait for the autoconfirmed time to elapse, 
and then come back, already exist. There are also ones that know how to 
confirm their own e-mail. And ones that know how to upload images.

~Daniel Friesen (Dantman, Nadir-Seen-Fire) [http://daniel.friesen.name]

~Daniel Friesen (Dantman, Nadir-Seen-Fire) [http://daniel.friesen.name]

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