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Post by Rhys Benjamin » Sat Feb 05, 2011 9:44 am

In the absence (well sort of) of Howard, then I have been told to alert "other authorities."

Thanks.

05/02/2011 Spamming deleted by Stewart.
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Re: Wiki Spamming

Post by Rhys Benjamin » Sun Feb 06, 2011 12:11 pm

http://wiki.apterous.org/Anyone_n_cincy ... e_info_thx

SPAM ALERT!!!!

Edit - I've blanked the page.

(Block log); 12:39 . . Reams (Talk | contribs) blocked LizaSheffield (Talk | contribs) with an expiry time of infinite (account creation disabled) (Spamming links to external sites)

Thanks Charlie.

(Deletion log); 13:24 . . Nebagram (Talk | contribs) deleted "Anyone n cincy no a HVAC person Dm me info thx" (Pointless page).

Thanks Ben.
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Re: Wiki Spamming

Post by Rhys Benjamin » Wed Feb 09, 2011 5:28 pm

Just go into Recent changes and it says it all.
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Post by Rhys Benjamin » Thu Feb 17, 2011 4:37 pm

ALERT!

All (bar 1) of the edits today are spammified.
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Post by Rhys Benjamin » Sat Mar 05, 2011 10:27 am

Sea of spamming this morning
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Post by James Robinson » Sat Mar 05, 2011 12:24 pm

Rhys Benjamin wrote:Sea of spamming this morning
Yeah, we need some help. Who we gonna call :?:

A: Hopefully not Jedward.
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Re: Wiki Spamming

Post by Rhys Benjamin » Mon Mar 07, 2011 8:20 pm

ARRRRRRGH!

(By the way, scrolling down on Recent Changes may be needed.)
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Post by Joseph Krol » Mon Mar 07, 2011 8:26 pm

Rhys Benjamin wrote:ARRRRRRGH!

(By the way, scrolling down on Recent Changes may be needed.)
Every time we block a spamming user, a new accont is created. It would be useful to see if the IP addresses are the same.
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Post by Rhys Benjamin » Mon Mar 07, 2011 8:39 pm

Joseph Krol wrote:
Rhys Benjamin wrote:ARRRRRRGH!

(By the way, scrolling down on Recent Changes may be needed.)
Every time we block a spamming user, a new accont is created. It would be useful to see if the IP addresses are the same.
No, it says, "Account Creation disabled", but I wonder if that works :?:
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Re: Wiki Spamming

Post by Ben Wilson » Mon Mar 07, 2011 11:39 pm

Might well be that they're using a dynamic IP which would make IP banning difficult. It is frustrating how they seem to manage to get through though. Maybe all new accounts should be approved before they're allowed to contribute, like here on c4c?

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Post by Mike Brown » Tue Mar 08, 2011 5:45 pm

Ben Wilson wrote:Maybe all new accounts should be approved before they're allowed to contribute, like here on c4c?
If it's easy to do, this sounds like an excellent idea.

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Post by Rhys Benjamin » Thu Mar 10, 2011 7:22 pm

Today, yesterday and the day before are all untreated :x (btw the mad is at the spammers, not you)
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Re: Wiki Spamming

Post by Rhys Benjamin » Sat Mar 12, 2011 1:12 pm

I've done This to underline our problems.
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Post by James Robinson » Sat Mar 12, 2011 1:35 pm

Rhys Benjamin wrote:I've done This to underline our problems.
If only one of us could be given the powers to delete such people, rather than wait for others to arrive...... :roll:
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Post by Rhys Benjamin » Sat Mar 12, 2011 1:36 pm

James Robinson wrote:
Rhys Benjamin wrote:I've done This to underline our problems.
If only one of us could be given the powers to delete such people, rather than wait for others to arrive...... :roll:
Rather you than me.
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Post by Kai Laddiman » Sat Mar 12, 2011 7:46 pm

Does Sysops give one the power to delete an account?
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Post by Rhys Benjamin » Sat Mar 12, 2011 9:56 pm

Kai Laddiman wrote:Does Sysops give one the power to delete an account?
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Post by Charlie Reams » Sat Mar 12, 2011 11:39 pm

James Robinson wrote:
Rhys Benjamin wrote:I've done This to underline our problems.
If only one of us could be given the powers to delete such people, rather than wait for others to arrive...... :roll:
How about a bit of appreciation for the fucking ridiculous amount of work I already put into this place rather than rolling your eyes at things I haven't got around to yet?

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Re: Wiki Spamming

Post by James Robinson » Sun Mar 13, 2011 12:09 am

Charlie Reams wrote:
James Robinson wrote:
Rhys Benjamin wrote:I've done This to underline our problems.
If only one of us could be given the powers to delete such people, rather than wait for others to arrive...... :roll:
How about a bit of appreciation for the fucking ridiculous amount of work I already put into this place rather than rolling your eyes at things I haven't got around to yet?
Of course, master. I bow down to you for all the other magnificent things you have done for the last 3 and a bit years.
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Re: Wiki Spamming

Post by James Robinson » Thu Mar 17, 2011 7:06 pm

There is another spam barrage today. The ability to delete spammers seems to be as elusive as finding that pot of gold at the end of the rainbow.

Charlie, when you have some spare moments, a nice deleting upgrade would be nice. :D
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Re: Wiki Spamming

Post by Rhys Benjamin » Wed Mar 30, 2011 3:43 pm

This is out of hand now. We now have swearing in the titles.

Should we have an election for the next admin between Me, James, Kirk, Johnny Canuck, Kai, Joseph Krol and Mike Brown? (Well, there are other non-spammy editors but this is my shortlist)
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Re: Wiki Spamming

Post by Charlie Reams » Tue Apr 05, 2011 11:46 pm

I've prevented all account creation until I can fix the CAPTCHA. If anyone really needs an account, please PM me and I'll make you one.

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Re: Wiki Spamming

Post by Jennifer Steadman » Fri Dec 23, 2011 11:18 am

A message for anyone who does have an account on the AptoWiki - this article requires a few edits:
1 - removing 'sissis' from the useful letters guide as this is no longer valid on Apterous,
2 - removing 'senseless' from the Fours (9s) as the same letters are used to make 'senselessnesses' which is included in the 11+s,
3 - removing 'sissiness', 'tenseness', 'denseness', 'represser' and 'redresser' from the Fours (9s) as these can all be pluralised using the same four letters and are included higher up the page.
(Didn't know where else to put it, so thought I'd put it in here. Hope that's ok. :? )
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Re: Wiki Spamming

Post by Joseph Krol » Tue Apr 10, 2012 8:40 am

Done.
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Re: Wiki Spamming

Post by Gavin Chipper » Tue Apr 10, 2012 7:09 pm

There doesn't seem to be a "proper" discussion thread for the Wiki so I'll use this one as well rather than start a new one.

People who make the quarter finals or better in their series are often referred to as "finalists". I find this very strange and misleading.

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Post by Jon O'Neill » Tue Apr 10, 2012 9:27 pm

Gavin Chipper wrote:There doesn't seem to be a "proper" discussion thread for the Wiki so I'll use this one as well rather than start a new one.

People who make the quarter finals or better in their series are often referred to as "finalists". I find this very strange and misleading.
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Re: Wiki Spamming

Post by Adam Gillard » Tue Apr 10, 2012 10:31 pm

Gavin Chipper wrote:There doesn't seem to be a "proper" discussion thread for the Wiki so I'll use this one as well rather than start a new one.

People who make the quarter finals or better in their series are often referred to as "finalists". I find this very strange and misleading.
That's how Countdown refers to them. Anyone who loses from the quarter-final stage onwards gets a "Series [n] Finalist" trophy.
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C1: SIGNATURE (18) ["9; not written down"]
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Re: Wiki Spamming

Post by Gavin Chipper » Wed Apr 11, 2012 8:10 pm

Adam Gillard wrote:
Gavin Chipper wrote:There doesn't seem to be a "proper" discussion thread for the Wiki so I'll use this one as well rather than start a new one.

People who make the quarter finals or better in their series are often referred to as "finalists". I find this very strange and misleading.
That's how Countdown refers to them. Anyone who loses from the quarter-final stage onwards gets a "Series [n] Finalist" trophy.
If they got a horse trophy would they be a horse?

I think it's the same weird inflation that causes division 1 in football to actually be the 9th level (or whatever it is now - I can't keep track).
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Gavin Chipper wrote:There doesn't seem to be a "proper" discussion thread for the Wiki so I'll use this one as well rather than start a new one.

People who make the quarter finals or better in their series are often referred to as "finalists". I find this very strange and misleading.
This is your problem.
No, I'll just wait a couple of years and then apply at the point where merely applying makes you a champion of champions winner.

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Re: Wiki Spamming

Post by kieranbray » Thu Apr 12, 2012 12:24 am

I hate to spoil Ed's party, but according to the home page he's still current series champion, and it's annoying me. Slightly. :roll:

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Post by Joseph Krol » Thu Apr 12, 2012 4:11 pm

Rhys Benjamin wrote:This is out of hand now. We now have swearing in the titles.

Should we have an election for the next admin between Me, James, Kirk, Johnny Canuck, Kai, Joseph Krol and Mike Brown? (Well, there are other non-spammy editors but this is my shortlist)
I'd be happy to do this.
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Re: Wiki Spamming

Post by Gavin Chipper » Fri Sep 12, 2014 4:24 pm

If you edit a featured article, it doesn't appear to affect the front page version of it. How does this get sorted?

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Re: Wiki Spamming

Post by James Robinson » Fri Sep 12, 2014 5:13 pm

Gavin Chipper wrote:If you edit a featured article, it doesn't appear to affect the front page version of it. How does this get sorted?
You have to edit the front page, but only people with the rights to alter it can change it, and it's a set few that doesn't include me, unfortunately........... :( :cry: (P.S. Sort it out, Charlie. :idea: 8-) )
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Re: Wiki Spamming

Post by Gavin Chipper » Sat Sep 13, 2014 12:38 am

James Robinson wrote:
Gavin Chipper wrote:If you edit a featured article, it doesn't appear to affect the front page version of it. How does this get sorted?
You have to edit the front page, but only people with the rights to alter it can change it, and it's a set few that doesn't include me, unfortunately........... :( :cry: (P.S. Sort it out, Charlie. :idea: 8-) )
Surely it should take it from the article anyway rather being a separate entity in its own right that needs parallel editing.

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Re: Wiki Spamming

Post by Gavin Chipper » Fri Sep 18, 2015 9:57 pm

Gavin Chipper wrote:
James Robinson wrote:
Gavin Chipper wrote:If you edit a featured article, it doesn't appear to affect the front page version of it. How does this get sorted?
You have to edit the front page, but only people with the rights to alter it can change it, and it's a set few that doesn't include me, unfortunately........... :( :cry: (P.S. Sort it out, Charlie. :idea: 8-) )
Surely it should take it from the article anyway rather being a separate entity in its own right that needs parallel editing.
Going back to this, the featured articles all seem to have a separate (uneditable) page - e.g. Susie Dent's - which are separate from their main article so can end up quite different if the main article is edited.

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Re: Wiki Spamming

Post by Charlie Reams » Sat Sep 19, 2015 2:31 pm

Those are templates meant for inclusion on the front page, they aren't articles per se.

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Re: Wiki Spamming

Post by Gavin Chipper » Sat Sep 19, 2015 3:20 pm

Charlie Reams wrote:Those are templates meant for inclusion on the front page, they aren't articles per se.
Yep, but it would be good if they could be "synced" with their article every so often to prevent divergence.

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