[Clipart] Massive amounts of linkspam on the wiki
bryce at bryceharrington.org
Thu Sep 7 23:11:07 PDT 2006
On Thu, Sep 07, 2006 at 05:14:05PM -0700, Jon Phillips wrote:
> On Sun, 2006-06-11 at 00:42 +0100, Theresa Knott wrote:
> > The wiki appears to have only 4 admins. None of who are active! I've
> > just removed all the linkspam from the article space.
> > http://www.openclipart.org/wiki/index.php?title=Special:Contributions&target=Theresa+Knott
> > The spam usually starts
> > <div style="display:none">
> > so you cannot see it on the page, only when you open an edit window.
> > This is a real problem with not very active wikis, so people need to
> > be vigilant.
> > I have not gone through the talk pages or user pages yet so please do
> > check those.
> > Theresa
> I'm so glad to have you as an admin now. Everyone welcome Theresa!
> Theresa, please alert me and other devs. if there are some other things
> we can do to fix the spam issue...its really a shame we have to require
I had set up a filter which eliminates all <div> tags, which was
effective at preventing this class of spam. However, <div> tags are
useful, and it was requested to restore it. We knew that would result
in more spam cleaning work. If someone has some time to work on this
further, a possibly good approach would be to set up a filter based on
<div> AND 'display:none'.
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