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

OQ overlordq at gmail.com
Thu Apr 14 14:19:34 UTC 2011


On Thu, Apr 14, 2011 at 7:08 AM, Schneelocke <schneelocke at gmail.com> wrote:
> 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.

Or you could use the suggested QuestyCaptcha or MatchCaptcha. I
haven't had any spam after switching from recaptcha.



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