On 9/17/05, Christoph Zwerschke <cito@...> wrote:
> > The Webware Wiki is currently in a very desolate state due to some
> > Chinese Wiki spammers.
> > Some users have tried to remove the spam manually, but that seems to be
> > even more difficult than Sysiphus' task.
> > I would help if some trusted users would be given the possibility to
> > delete the spammers' Wiki accounts, place their IP addresses on a
> > blacklist and rollback all changes made with these accounts.
> > ...
> > Also, in the registration some sort of "captcha" might help that only
> > people with some Python knowledge can pass.
> With the help of Ian, I have now revamped the Webware Wiki. All spam
> sjhould be removed, and everything mentioned above is now implemented,
> except the blacklists. Administrators can now very easily rollback
> changes and remove abused user accounts, and there is a simple captcha
> when you create an account. If this will not suffice, I will also
> implement blacklists.
> I was baffled to see how unapologetic egoistic these Chinese spammers
> use Wikis like ours in order to do their marketing. One of them was
> trading with packing machines, he did not even mind to use his real
> email address for registration as a user.
> I hope the Wiki has become a more enjoyable place now...
Thanks to you and Ian for fixing this,