[Clipart] Re: Open Clip Art Library wikispam

Bryce Harrington bryce at bryceharrington.com
Sun Oct 10 11:26:02 PDT 2004

On Sat, 2 Oct 2004, Stephen Silver wrote:
> Someone posted large amounts of spam to the OCAL wiki today, and is
> threatening to do it every day.  The same spammer has attacked before;
> their IP address varies, but always seems to begin with 218.17., so
> could you please block the entire 218.17.*.* address range for the
> time being.  (I don't think any legitimate edits have come from this
> range).

Done, I've also banned the following addresses:

Please keep an eye out for other addresses needing blocked.  Lists with
proof are appreciated.

> A more reliable way of blocking this particular wikispam would be
> to block any edit containing the string "ec51.com".  Similar blocks
> would also be effective against other recurring wikispam.  But I don't
> know if the wiki software has any facility for such blocks.

Done.  If there are additional terms that would be effective in blocking
more spam, send me a list.

> The following wiki pages were created by today's spammer, and ought to
> be deleted rather than merely blanked:
>   Ec51.Cn         DONE
>   Ec51.Net        DONE
>   Ec51.Com        DONE
>   Ec51            DONE
>   Ec51org         DONE
>   Chinasuppliers  DONE
>   China           DONE

Chinastory          DONE
Story               DONE

> www.openclipart.org needs a robots.txt file to stop Google indexing old
> versions of wiki pages.  Currently the spammer always wins, even if
> reverted immediately.  The following two lines should suffice:
> User-agent: *
> Disallow: /cgi-bin/wiki.pl?action=



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