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redfern314
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Wiki Trolls

Post by redfern314 » Thu Jun 26, 2014 8:01 pm

Hi all,

It seems like you're having fun times on the wiki with some trolls. I've only found one instance so far, but I expect there's probably more...

At http://wiki.rifidi.net/index.php?title=Alien_9800 if you look at the latest revision, there's a link for diet pills and one for weight loss that was inserted by StevenCollins. Might want to fix that! I'd fix it myself, but the wiki seems to be locked to outsiders.

Derek

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Re: Wiki Trolls

Post by bppause » Thu Jun 26, 2014 8:16 pm

Thx and yes we have had this problem and some pages could be still impacted like teh one u mentioned

Ive have cleaned up this but if there others u can point out ill do teh same

BPP

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Re: Wiki Trolls

Post by nurban » Fri Jun 27, 2014 8:45 am

redfern314 wrote:I've only found one instance so far, but I expect there's probably more...
There are quite a few spam pages or links on the wiki unfortunately. If you search for common terms (ex. "Passive"), you will find lots of pages of junk spun content. Thankfully, these don't seem to be linked to or indexed anywhere else, so they're not too difficult to ignore. The hidden links seem to have been mostly cleaned up, but I'm sure there are still a few hiding in the less frequently visited and updated pages.

I agree the lock on the wiki is sort of a double-edged sword here. It works to keep spammers out, but it also prevents the community from repairing existing pages.

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Re: Wiki Trolls

Post by bppause » Sun Jun 29, 2014 4:03 am

OK cleaned up much of teh wiki

Now looking how to setup so users can register and contribute (yet block spam) - upgraded to latest mediawiki which has some new features for this

well keep all posted on progress

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Re: Wiki Trolls

Post by nurban » Mon Jun 30, 2014 9:40 am

bppause wrote:OK cleaned up much of teh wiki
Looks good, bppause!

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Re: Wiki Trolls

Post by redfern314 » Mon Jun 30, 2014 3:42 pm

Thanks bppause :)

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Re: Wiki Trolls

Post by bppause » Mon Jun 30, 2014 5:52 pm

Ok the ability to register now seems to be working

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Re: Wiki Trolls

Post by nurban » Thu Jul 03, 2014 8:06 am

Found some user pages which need to be removed by someone with delete permissions. Likely not inclusive:

http://wiki.rifidi.net/index.php?title=User:Seatcovers1
http://wiki.rifidi.net/index.php?title= ... a_My_Space
http://wiki.rifidi.net/index.php?title= ... s_tumblr_1
http://wiki.rifidi.net/index.php?title= ... s_tumblr_3
http://wiki.rifidi.net/index.php?title= ... s_tumblr_b
http://wiki.rifidi.net/index.php?title= ... nit_wiki_2
http://wiki.rifidi.net/index.php?title=User:Tumblr1
http://wiki.rifidi.net/index.php?title= ... s_tumblr_4
http://wiki.rifidi.net/index.php?title= ... eWempel724
http://wiki.rifidi.net/index.php?title= ... runners_A4
http://wiki.rifidi.net/index.php?title= ... runners_A1
http://wiki.rifidi.net/index.php?title= ... runners_A8
http://wiki.rifidi.net/index.php?title= ... runners_A3
http://wiki.rifidi.net/index.php?title= ... runners_A2
http://wiki.rifidi.net/index.php?title= ... runners_A6
http://wiki.rifidi.net/index.php?title= ... unners_A10
http://wiki.rifidi.net/index.php?title= ... unners_Aa8
http://wiki.rifidi.net/index.php?title= ... unners_A14
http://wiki.rifidi.net/index.php?title= ... unners_A15
http://wiki.rifidi.net/index.php?title= ... unners_A28
http://wiki.rifidi.net/index.php?title= ... dgekins608
http://wiki.rifidi.net/index.php?title=User:Carpet0019
http://wiki.rifidi.net/index.php?title= ... tens_units
http://wiki.rifidi.net/index.php?title= ... di17pg033l
http://wiki.rifidi.net/index.php?title= ... rymple2694
http://wiki.rifidi.net/index.php?title= ... rwer546565
http://wiki.rifidi.net/index.php?title=User:Xgdfgr66575
http://wiki.rifidi.net/index.php?title=User:R4igolddsi
http://wiki.rifidi.net/index.php?title=User:CobraBoy1
http://wiki.rifidi.net/index.php?title= ... bnuigd51da
http://wiki.rifidi.net/index.php?title= ... dMundy3008
http://wiki.rifidi.net/index.php?title= ... di17pg033l
http://wiki.rifidi.net/index.php?title= ... hamblin483

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Re: Wiki Trolls

Post by bppause » Thu Jul 03, 2014 11:22 am

Thanks

This helped me find more patterns to cleanup

appears most of teh pages seem to be clean. Where I still may have some gaps is with user pages (spam)

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