User talk:Kymara

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Wiki spam - whether to block users[edit]

Hi there. At https://stendhalgame.org/wiki/ we suffer from spam too :( but we found that, at least with the spam we get there, blocking user accounts is a waste of time because they don't seem to reuse the accounts. Unless you have some way to do that automatically. Do you want help deleting the pages themselves, or would you rather do that yourself to be able to monitor the IP ranges for your script? Kind regards Kymara 14:55, 11 August 2012 (UTC)

Hello! Nice to see a posting without a spam link! :) You could be right about the uselessness of blocking. At least some of these spammers however do post many times, although usually to the same page. AVRS, a senior admin here posted on my talk page vast ranges of the IP address space blocked here, perhaps you could follow suit there. I guess dynamic IPs mean that for every single IP I block, there could be hundreds or thousands. I guess range blocking is the only sensible thing to do. I do all cleaning manually. I had a script that looked for new pages but it's not working at the moment. All help is welcome. I've been fairly lately made admin myself so I just follow orders here mostly. :) And enjoy every bit of helping free software with my small contribution. This is all new and exciting to me and I'm having a blast deleting and blocking stuff. :) I've been using MediaWikis for some time but I still don't know whether I'm supposed to answer on my own talk page or what. I decided to do it here so you'd get the nice yellow banner about new messages. What a long and rambling answer this turned out to be! GNUbie 18:15, 11 August 2012 (UTC)

Swamped in spam[edit]

Hi there! Copy/pasting this message to all admins here. I was recently made an admin around here and was mostly deleting and blocking. But now the volume is in hundreds daily, so it's no longer doable. We must urgently change something or even sadly lock up this wiki or it will very soon became an unusable spam gallery. Please reply here Thespamissue. Thank you. GNUbie 09:00, 23 August 2012 (UTC)

The new hosting includes our own custom spam protection which we believe will help. Account creation is now possible without approval Kymara (talk) 10:46, 6 October 2012 (CEST)