[GRASS-dev] Re: impending wiki spam bombing

Markus Neteler neteler at itc.it
Mon Oct 1 04:06:47 EDT 2007

Martin Landa wrote on 10/01/2007 08:14 AM:
> Hamish,
> 2007/10/1, Hamish <hamish_nospam at yahoo.com>:
>> Hamish wrote:
>>> over the weekend there were 56 new spambot accounts opened in the wiki.
>>> I am now working through the wiki's web interface to ban these one by
>>> one, but it is a big drain of time which I would much prefer to spend
>>> on more productive tasks. the sooner we get this situation fixed the
>>> better.
>> oops I counted wrong, make that 68 new accounts to ban.
> hm, too bad. Not sure how to avoid this situation. To allow creating
> new accounts only for sysops is maybe too restrictive...
Once Martin arrives in the office, we'll schedule an update of\
MediaWiki (hopefully later today).

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