A quick update on the wiki situation:
In the past 4 days since the change, spamming has nearly disappeared.
The NOSPAM change has delt a solid blow to the spammers. :-)
However, there has been two cases of spam, to the PastMilestones page,
on Nov 26 and again on the 27th. These were by spammers in the .bn.by
and .bas-net.by domains, both of which are now blocked. Thus, we're not
completely immune. I surmise they may be manually spamming us; this is
good because it is something we can deal with effectively through
administrative actions (banning, etc.)
A number of pages were added on Nov 23 that need to be deleted. Scislac
could you tackle these?
On Wed, 24 Nov 2004, Jon A. Cruz wrote:
>On Wed, 24 Nov 2004, Bob Jamison wrote:
>>Maybe instead of text, do what some e-shopping
>>sites do. Have a pass phrase displayed on an image,
>>and let the person type that in. Then the pass cannot
>I think the text-based verifier should be sufficient: the important thing
>is that it should no longer be possible to spam our wiki using
>*off-the-shelf* automated tools.
Did everyone catch the hashcash story involving wiki's on Slashdot recently?
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