[pydotorg-www] Python Wiki Spam

M.-A. Lemburg mal at egenix.com
Mon Mar 18 19:00:49 CET 2013

On 18.03.2013 18:51, Paul Boddie wrote:
> Hello,
> 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.

Marc-Andre Lemburg

Professional Python Services directly from the Source  (#1, Mar 18 2013)
>>> Python Projects, Consulting and Support ...   http://www.egenix.com/
>>> mxODBC.Zope/Plone.Database.Adapter ...       http://zope.egenix.com/
>>> mxODBC, mxDateTime, mxTextTools ...        http://python.egenix.com/

::::: Try our mxODBC.Connect Python Database Interface for free ! ::::::

   eGenix.com Software, Skills and Services GmbH  Pastor-Loeh-Str.48
    D-40764 Langenfeld, Germany. CEO Dipl.-Math. Marc-Andre Lemburg
           Registered at Amtsgericht Duesseldorf: HRB 46611

More information about the pydotorg-www mailing list