[pp.int.general] Spam on the wiki

Philip Hunt cabalamat at googlemail.com
Wed Jun 1 14:25:33 CEST 2011

On 27 May 2011 12:07, Giulio Prisco <giulio at gmail.com> wrote:
> Re "tihis would contradict the whole idea of a wiki" -- not really,
> once a user has been approved (s)he can freely edit all pages for
> which (s)he has been granted edit rights.
> I have managed many large wikis and, even though we always started
> with open access, we always had to introduce access control to keep
> spam out at some point. I think a wiki is defined by collaborative
> editing features more than by open access policy.
> As soon as a wiki is listed in the databases of spammers, you start
> getting tens of spam edits _per hour_ -- no way to keep spam out with
> one or two volunteer admins.

This appears to be happening. If you look at
<http://int.piratenpartei.de/Special:RecentChanges>, *every* change
today (1 June) is either spam or wierd stuff (e.g.

This needs to be fixed.

Philip Hunt, <cabalamat at gmail.com>

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