[OSGeo-Discuss] Some cialis spam in the wiki...

Markus Neteler neteler at osgeo.org
Sun Jul 5 06:06:53 PDT 2009

On Sun, Jul 5, 2009 at 3:02 PM, Anne Ghisla<a.ghisla at gmail.com> wrote:
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> Dave Patton ha scritto:
>> There is a MediaWiki Extension for reCaptcha [1]
>> http://recaptcha.net/plugins/mediawiki/
>> [1]
>> http://recaptcha.net/learnmore.html
>> http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/ReCAPTCHA
> It is already active on new user registration, so maybe part of the spam
> comes from human beings :S, then another way to limitate such spam is
> ConfirmAccout extension [0], that requires sysops to confirm new users
> one by one. This is extra load - but removing spam is extra load as well.

One am one of them - please don't :)
I am dealing with Wikis for many years. These human spammers always
went away so far after a period. The overhead to manually delete a page
from time to time is much less than confirming manually new users (which
is also a non-incentive since they cannot start to hack the Wiki right
away...). I don't mind to continue to delete those spam pages manually.


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