[pydotorg-www] Python Wiki Spam
mal at egenix.com
Mon Mar 18 19:00:49 CET 2013
On 18.03.2013 18:51, Paul Boddie wrote:
> We're getting a fair amount of spam on the Python Wiki. Can someone with
> administrative privileges check that the textcha feature is enabled and has
> been given a set of effective questions?
We've been seeing the same development on the Jython wiki. I guess
they just realized that the Python wiki will likely get them
even more Google juice:
Unfortunately, the wiki spam appears to from real humans,
so textchas don't really help much.
I've also checked IP ranges, but it doesn't help either.
Of course, ideas as welcome :-)
We may end up having to require people to take some extra step
in order to open an account on the wikis. Unfortunately, that
makes it harder for non-spam wiki editors to sign up as well.
I can add new textchas, if you like. Please send them directly
to me. Alternatively, it'd probably be a good idea to get you
access to the wiki VM, so you can edit them directly.
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