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Community Wiki is defaced by spam

Postby marioscube » Mon Oct 08, 2012 5:09 pm

The topic-title said it all. :cry:

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Re: Community Wiki is defaced by spam

Postby madhan » Mon Oct 08, 2012 7:24 pm

Thanks for bringing it to our attention.
Would the plug community be interested in setting up and managing this content?

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Re: Community Wiki is defaced by spam

Postby UrbanVoyeur » Tue Oct 09, 2012 10:36 am

I'm happy to continue to contribute and help update and maintain, but I unfortunately, I don't have time for overall responsibility.

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Re: Community Wiki is defaced by spam

Postby madhan » Tue Oct 09, 2012 10:53 am

Urban and Marios: We would be happy to set it up and add guys like you as admins to help out as needed.

the main problem we are having is keeping the spam bots away as well as allowing participation from community so it can be easily edited.

Better ideas out there than the doku wiki?

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Re: Community Wiki is defaced by spam

Postby UrbanVoyeur » Tue Oct 09, 2012 5:00 pm

madhan wrote:Urban and Marios: We would be happy to set it up and add guys like you as admins to help out as needed.

Thanks!

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Re: Community Wiki is defaced by spam

Postby marioscube » Wed Oct 10, 2012 10:41 am

I have some spare time (but very limited knowledge of maintaining a DokuWiki).

I will be happy to help out as needed. :D

No better ideas (yet), just let's get the Wiki up again and maybe add e few new posts.

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Re: Community Wiki is defaced by spam

Postby UrbanVoyeur » Wed Oct 10, 2012 4:20 pm

Restored, using a Google cached copy as a starting point. I was unable to revert - no older versions were listed.

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Re: Community Wiki is defaced by spam

Postby UrbanVoyeur » Wed Oct 10, 2012 4:38 pm

But... the spam bot is back. Hit the torrent firefox plug in page.

Have you tried any of these?

https://www.dokuwiki.org/antispam

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Re: Community Wiki is defaced by spam

Postby madhan » Wed Oct 10, 2012 5:17 pm

ok urban has been made an admin.
Almost all existing user accounts have been wiped and registration of new accounts is now disabled. But it is still going to be a challenge to allow edits without spam?

We don't have a problem installing new software if that is better.

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Re: Community Wiki is defaced by spam

Postby UrbanVoyeur » Wed Oct 10, 2012 5:24 pm

madhan wrote:ok urban has been made an admin.
Almost all existing user accounts have been wiped and registration of new accounts is now disabled. But it is still going to be a challenge to allow edits without spam?

We don't have a problem installing new software if that is better.


Thanks. Is there a CAPTCHA on new account registrations? You could also add one to site edits via plugin.


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