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

Schneelocke schneelocke at gmail.com
Thu Apr 14 12:08:37 UTC 2011

On Thu, Apr 14, 2011 at 13:28, Anne Wilson <annew at kde.org> wrote:
>> ^_^ 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.
> Our sysadmin appears to be of the same opinion.  That's sad.  I had hoped that
> autoconfirm with a delay of only one day would be fine, especially if we
> blogged about contacting us on IRC to speed it up when necessary.

It might still be worth a try; even if it does not stop all spam, it
could well stop a significant amount. You'd have to evaluate whether
the amount of spam stopped is worth the extra inconvenience it'd cause
for new genuine users, though.


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