[GRASS-dev] impending wiki spam bombing

Markus Neteler neteler at itc.it
Tue Oct 2 12:14:14 EDT 2007

HamishB wrote:
> Hi,
> I notice over the last day or two a high number of seemingly randomly
> generated new user accounts on our wiki site. We can ban these fake
> users as they come and hope we don't hit anyone real, but at 10/day
> it becomes an ugly chore, time sink, and demotivator. Up til now we've
> been getting a few suspect accounts at the rate of around 1/week but no
> automated spam.
> We are up to 908 users registered, most appear to be spambot accounts,
> but only 41 have been manually blocked.

I have now deleted around 400 suspicious users (like "WkkYbe", "FwfNv7" etc)
which were registered without email address. :-)

Thanks to SQL no big deal once you know what you are looking for.

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