[pydotorg-www] Jython wiki is still getting spammed

anatoly techtonik techtonik at gmail.com
Tue Apr 26 17:22:41 CEST 2011


On Tue, Apr 26, 2011 at 6:20 PM, anatoly techtonik <techtonik at gmail.com> wrote:
> On Tue, Apr 26, 2011 at 6:00 PM, A.M. Kuchling <amk at amk.ca> wrote:
>> On Mon, Apr 25, 2011 at 02:28:54PM -0500, Skip Montanaro wrote:
>>> roughly the same, so I'm pretty sure there's a bot at work.  That suggests
>>> to me that either there is a human helper to get past the TextChas or they
>>> aren't being applied when they should be.  (I get prompted whenever I edit
>>> the LocalBadContent page, so they are active in certain circumstances.)
>>
>> I tried creating a new page when logged in, and editing an existing
>> page, and was prompted for textchas on all of them.  When I entered a
>> wrong answer, the edit didn't go through.  So there may be a human
>> involved at some level, or maybe they've made a list of all the
>> questions/answers.
>>
>> If that's so, I don't know what can be done about this, other than
>> making the textchas harder or just restricting editing of the Jython
>> wiki to a limited list of people, which might be OK if the Jython
>> community agrees -- not many people edit the wiki.
>>
>> We could add rel=nofollow to the links to deny the spammers pagerank,
>> but are they sophisticated enough to notice?  (They certainly aren't
>> noticing that we delete pages pretty quickly.)
>
> Can gather all stats about spam web requests?

Sorry, should be a question to "anybody".

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anatoly t.


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