[WikiEN-l] HD DVD key and the spam blacklist

Tim Starling tstarling at wikimedia.org
Wed May 2 19:08:41 UTC 2007

Anthony wrote:
> "The spam filter blocked your page save because it detected a
> blacklisted hyperlink."
> "The following text is what triggered our spam filter: 09 F9 11 02 9D
> 74 E3 5B D8 41 56 C5 63 56 88 C0"
> If what I think Florence is saying is true, and the foundation has not
> stepped in, then how did this string get into the spam filter?  Who
> decided to put it there and for what reason?

I believe River put it in, but I would have done the same if I was around
when the requests for this action came flooding in. The reason was that it
was being used in spam.

-- Tim Starling

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