[Clipart] Progress and Roadmap

Jon Phillips jon at rejon.org
Thu Nov 11 19:15:08 PST 2004

Yeah Bryce, go ahead and add me. My fdo account is foobared until I get 
back to the states next Monday (and get a new laptop...ugh)


Bryce Harrington wrote:
> On Thu, 11 Nov 2004, Stephen Silver wrote:
>>Jon Phillips wrote:
>>>1. SPAMMERS to be banned. Also, how does anyone of us go about banning 
>>>We need to do some collective brainstorming on how to defeat or offset 
>>>these spammers. I'm getting really sick of them, but am not willing to 
>>>be defeated ourselves and implement username/password for our project.
>>A couple of ideas:
>>1) Block edits from all (mainland) Chinese IP addresses.  Most of the 
>>   spam comes from such IP addresses (e.g., all the IP addresses you 
>>   listed above are Chinese).  I'm not aware of any legitimate edits 
>>   from such IP addresses, and it would always be possible to unblock 
>>   specific ranges if someone needs to use them.
> If you can find the IP range corresponding to this, we can add blocks
> for them.  
>>2) A faster process for blocking IP addresses and text strings would
>>   be useful.  Currently it often takes a week or so to get anything 
>>   blocked, during which time the spammer abuses even more pages.
> This is my fault, since I often can't get to it right away.  The ideal
> way to solve this would be to add one or two more admins able to enact
> these bans.  You and Rejon would seem to be the best two candidates for
> this.  I'd be happy to add either or both of you if you're willing to
> take the duty.
>>By the way, if someone with the power to do so could delete all the
>>pages created by this would get rid of most of the
>>spam that's currently on the wiki.
> Deleted.
> Bryce
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