[Bioperl-l] Odd spamming on bioperl wiki

Spiros Denaxas spiros at lokku.com
Thu Apr 12 18:11:46 EDT 2007


You're welcome Mauricio. Its all cool now, works without the captcha
for internal edits. Thanks for changing it over :-)

-spiros

On 4/12/07, Mauricio Herrera Cuadra <arareko at campus.iztacala.unam.mx> wrote:
> I've reconfigured the extension to display captchas exclusively for
> account creation and disabled it when adding URLs in pages. Don't know
> why this didn't happened to me while testing last night...
>
> Please try do it again to see if the change works. Thanks for pointing
> this out Spiros :)
>
> Mauricio.
>
> Spiros Denaxas wrote:
> > Mauricio, thanks for your response. I actually edited a page several
> > times today and i got the captcha. More specifically, it was displayed
> > because "the page i edited contained external links" which is true
> > since i included a {{CPAN}} link.
> >
> > Spiros
> >
> > On 4/12/07, Mauricio Herrera Cuadra <arareko at campus.iztacala.unam.mx>
> > wrote:
> >> The chance of having white lists exists but as far as I tested last
> >> night, the captcha is working only at the Create Account pages, not at
> >> the time of applying changes to wiki content (I tested as a regular user
> >> and not as a wiki admin).
> >>
> >> The idea at this moment is only to block automated methods for account
> >> creation (bots). Registered users who haven't been blocked and/or have
> >> confirmed their email wouldn't be bothered while adding/changing wiki
> >> content.
> >>
> >> Regards,
> >> Mauricio.
> >>
> >> Spiros Denaxas wrote:
> >> > Nice idea, i saw it a bit before. However, any chance of implementing
> >> > white lists with regular and/or trusted users to skip it each time we
> >> > add something to the wiki ?
> >> >
> >> > Spiros
> >> >
> >> > On 4/12/07, Chris Fields <cjfields at uiuc.edu> wrote:
> >> >> On Apr 12, 2007, at 2:35 PM, Mark Johnson wrote:
> >> >>
> >> >>> Looks like MediaWiki has some built in functionality:
> >> >>>
> >> >>>    http://meta.wikimedia.org/wiki/Anti-spam_Features
> >> >>>    http://www.mediawiki.org/wiki/Extension:ConfirmEdit
> >> >>>
> >> >>> I'm not sure I'd call what they're doing spam, more like vandalism,
> >> >>> but either way, I don't see the point (though I only looked at a
> >> >>> couple examples via Recent Changes).
> >> >>>
> >> >>> If they're indeed bots, maybe it's time to enable Captchas? Depending
> >> >>> on who they are and what their goals are, that may get rid of them
> >> >>> completely or just slow them down.
> >> >> Already done; Mauricio installed ConfirmEdit yesterday after a bit of
> >> >> off-list discussion (thanks again Mauricio!).
> >> >>
> >> >> If you create a new account you'll encounter a simple captcha (it
> >> >> isn't configured for each edit yet).  We may implement confirmations
> >> >> per edit or install picture captchas at a later point, dep. on how
> >> >> well the current system works.
> >> >>
> >> >> We may start granting anyone interested in maintaining the wiki sysop
> >> >> privs which makes handling spam easier.  If so we'll probably
> >> >> announce something along those lines here first.
> >> >>
> >> >> chris
> >> >>
> >> >>
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> >> --
> >> MAURICIO HERRERA CUADRA
> >> arareko at campus.iztacala.unam.mx
> >> Laboratorio de Genética
> >> Unidad de Morfofisiología y Función
> >> Facultad de Estudios Superiores Iztacala, UNAM
> >>
> >>
> >
>
> --
> MAURICIO HERRERA CUADRA
> arareko at campus.iztacala.unam.mx
> Laboratorio de Genética
> Unidad de Morfofisiología y Función
> Facultad de Estudios Superiores Iztacala, UNAM
>
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