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General Category => Website => Topic started by: shevegen on September 22, 2011, 03:15:41 AM



Title: Spam bots on the wiki and the forum?
Post by: shevegen on September 22, 2011, 03:15:41 AM
Hmm. The wiki is under attack by spam bots every now and then.

Lately, I begin to suspect the Forum is as well ...

They all seem to be *hotmail* emails of the last three new "members" ...

And they all never post here.

Am I just too suspicious?


Title: Re: Spam bots on the wiki and the forum?
Post by: Q_x on September 22, 2011, 07:51:42 AM
Wiki is in fact under attack.
Forums, however, is not - simply links in spam profiles are removed, so the only way to spam is to post something (which is quickly seen, reported, removed).
I thought of reporting the companies that pay somoneto try to spam us - reporting straight to google, to lower their rating, but i don't have slightest clue how to do it.
Also, I have no idea how to change wiki settings, creating user account is maybe the best step to cease spam securely (account is always created before spam comes). I hope when adding some bizarre step here and there will make spam stop being delivered.


Title: Re: Spam bots on the wiki and the forum?
Post by: mvBarracuda on September 24, 2011, 12:33:10 AM
Hmm concerning the wiki: we might have to install some additional anti spam mods to cope with it. I remember that I installed some mods for the Arx Wiki and they seem to have fixed the problem pretty well for them.


Title: Re: Spam bots on the wiki and the forum?
Post by: qubodup on March 29, 2012, 10:49:42 AM
I just removed a forum spam user.