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- guest was grateful to DanC. He wondered if LocalBadContent in use by the script. If so, guest will add some of the addresses that vandalised the front page to it. Guest felt as if in an adventure game.
- Wow, well done Dan, I missed the announcement completely AndrewCates
MarkBaker doesn't think that will help. Typically that just helps in stopping/slowing-down bots, which this Wiki doesn't seem to have problems with (AFAICT). We did this recently on the RESTwiki, and the spammers continue to register even though we delete them after we catch them.
In an interview with a Wikipedia project leader, there's a nifty idea: "One of the first tricks I would try is to parse the wiki text that someone inputs to see if it contains an external link." Are the MoinMoin folks working on that? Please? ;-)
Another idea: a whitelist of domains you can link to.
For bonus points, consider: any domain cited in a www-rdf-interest thread is fair game. Suppose Sally mails www-rdf-interest with a link to somewhere in foo.example, and Bob replies to Sally's message. So the wiki should have a form with two fields: (1) the domain, foo.example, and (2) the pointer to Sally's message. If the pointer is into the W3C list archives, and it has a link to foo.example, and somebody has replied, then foo.example is added to the whitelist (and the justification is logged).
Is there a way to have infitite history length? Or is it already infinite, but just not displayed? someone 2004-12-3
I have added the site on my list for a once a day de-spam --AndrewCates
I'm seriously thinking about just creating an RDF wiki of my own, because it's so hard to care for this one. I think that'd be a terrible loss, but- I mean; I feel that this place is already lost.
somebody vandalized the FrontPage; somebody from 200-204-23-45.dial-up.telesp.net.br .
Also link spams have been coming from 126.96.36.199, 188.8.131.52, 184.108.40.206, 220.127.116.11, 18.104.22.168, 22.214.171.124, 126.96.36.199 and 188.8.131.52. Perhaps we should ban 221.136.x.x? Could a special page for banning IPs be created and, after admin verification, all their edits removed from the page histories and reverted? guest