The spambots are out at full force.

WinnipegIsWinnipegIs Senior
edited 8:56PM in Official Wiki
http://wiki.pvkii.com/index.php?title=Special:RecentChanges

I assume that people have tried combating them in the past. So, why doesn't the administrator just close registrations and only allow people who dedicate themselves to editing the wiki (through request on this here forum) in by making them an account with his or her administrative powers? I wanted to do some work on the wiki, but knowing that it's getting overrun by spambots is a bit discouraging.

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  • J-coJ-co Tramp Senior
    edited 8:56PM
    QUOTE (WinnipegIs @ Dec 13 2011, 02:49 PM) »
    http://wiki.pvkii.com/index.php?title=Special:RecentChanges

    I assume that people have tried combating them in the past. So, why doesn't the administrator just close registrations and only allow people who dedicate themselves to editing the wiki (through request on this here forum) in by making them an account with his or her administrative powers? I wanted to do some work on the wiki, but knowing that it's getting overrun by spambots is a bit discouraging.

    Yes you are absolutely right. Unfortunately the only admin has been absent for months.
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  • WinnipegIsWinnipegIs Senior
    edited December 2011
    Is he also the server administrator? If not, I'm sure someone on the team could find a way to create themselves an administrative account on the wiki.
  • ZinuXZinuX Mutated Walrus Hamster Members, Beta Tester
    edited 8:56PM
    I am also admin, but don't have the powers to do anything about it.
    Sonic is the server administrator.
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  • WinnipegIsWinnipegIs Senior
    edited 8:56PM
    Why not backup the necessary data (there doesn't seem to be a lot you'd have to backup) and then reinstall the wiki software with new limitations?
  • GourdainGourdain Senior
    edited 8:56PM
    Can't you block links, filter out the words "viagra"?
    Gourdain the guardian!
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  • WinnipegIsWinnipegIs Senior
    edited 8:56PM
    The problem is more in that the Wiki is getting flooded rather than with what.
  • Sonic7145Sonic7145 Senior
    edited 8:56PM
    I tried disabling account registrations, but either someone re-enabled them or the bots went back to using old accounts or something. At this point the best idea may be to save what content we can and start the wiki fresh (with account registration approvable only by admins from the start).
  • CrazytalkCrazytalk Terminator PVKII Team
    edited 8:56PM
    I've cleaned it up, but can't guarantee that all pages are back to normal. I've also disabled new user registration.

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  • LordTrilobiteLordTrilobite Baron Grunwald disapproves. Senior
    edited January 2012
    Hurray for Crazytalk!


    Now it can become useful again!
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  • J-coJ-co Tramp Senior
    edited 8:56PM
    Yes thank you
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  • ZinuXZinuX Mutated Walrus Hamster Members, Beta Tester
    edited 8:56PM
    Great!
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