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Oh boy, we've got our first spammer. pcnet.ro is going under BannedHosts.
– Modemac 2005-03-18 01:00 UTC
what happened with this then?
– PopePhilMonty 2005-03-18 13:07 UTC
The spammer replaced the text of a couple of pages with a long list of sex links - and not good sex links, either. Stupid rip-off porn sites. Check the page history of The Top XXX Cliches of alt.sex.stories.
– Modemac 2005-03-18 15:19 UTC
Hmm, it's been over 24 hours since the spammer showed up. I guess the banning works. That's good to know.
– Modemac 2005-03-19 10:32 UTC
Note that I just deleted some mortgage spams linking to http://mortgage . infty . net/
(And then modified the link here, to make it non-clickable.)
– just john 2005-03-29 18:28 UTC
Thanks for the help; tie.cl just went onto the ban list. So far, all of the banned sites have been from foreign locations that are primarily used and abused by spammer. I figure we'll have a nice collection of spam sites before long.
Thanks for yout help, justjohn; since I spent some time tracking down the other spammer (the IP address came up blank until I downloaded a new IP tracking program), I missed this one.
– Modemac 2005-05-04 12:00 UTC
A person on news.admin.net-abuse.misc forwarded the following link:
Amti-spam tips for wikis
– Modemac 2005-05-06 00:37 UTC
Regarding the despamming module:
You have to follow a link like:
This marks for deletion any page touched by any of the spammers listed in the BannedHosts page.
Those rollback links you've seen were already part of the wiki, at least according to the way I've read the source.
– IMBJR 2005-05-08 12:18 UTC
Ever consider going to the BannedHosts pages on others running similar wikis and stealing any new data they have?
– just john 2005-06-20 16:08 UTC
It's a thought; I suppose the Oddmuse site itself would have the most complete banned listing. There's another wiki out there that was recently founded; this wiki is especially dedicated to discussing and implementing methods to block wiki spammers. I forget its name right now, though; I'll have to look it up.
– Modemac 2005-06-20 16:12 UTC
Now that the Banned Content list is up and running, I'm removing most of the entries from the banned sites list. I'd rather give more people chances to make entries to this site, and I don't want to block an entire country (such as China) because of one goddamn spammer.
– Modemac 2005-06-26 08:36 UTC