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Old 03-15-2013, 2:32 PM
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Good afternoon Wiki admins,

Please check your PMs for a message regarding SPAM found in the Wiki.

At your convenience, please clarify:
  • The spam-reporting procedure you prefer wiki-users use,
  • Whether wiki-users who find spammed pages should:
    • Either, undo/revert the spammed page to its previous-history state
    • Or, leave it untouched for your examination/response.

If I missed these answers in other posts, or in the wiki forum's stickies, I apologize.

Thanks in advance,
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Old 03-15-2013, 4:09 PM
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Looks like he has been banished and I just restored Wiki

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Good afternoon Wiki admins,

Please check your PMs for a message regarding SPAM found in the Wiki.


At your convenience, please clarify:
  • The spam-reporting procedure you prefer wiki-users use,
  • Whether wiki-users who find spammed pages should:
    • Either, undo/revert the spammed page to its previous-history state
    • Or, leave it untouched for your examination/response.
If I missed these answers in other posts, or in the wiki forum's stickies, I apologize.

Thanks in advance,
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Old 03-15-2013, 9:15 PM
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QPD, I got your email and apparently my attempt to roll back the article using the browser on my smartphone was unsuccessful, so thanks to Bill for taking care of it. Yes, the spammer has now been blocked from editing the Wiki.

In the future, just send me a PM to let me know what's going on. Feel free to roll back the article, but let me know if you do.
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...In the future, just send me a PM to let me know what's going on. Feel free to roll back the article, but let me know if you do.
Good evening sir,

Please check your PMs for two messages (one on May 24, one on June 6) listing three more possible SPAM Wiki articles. Since each appears to have been created as SPAM (instead of SPAMming a previously valid article), a roll-back option does not seem possible at this point.

Thank you for your time and consideration,
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Old 06-06-2013, 6:25 PM
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Handled in PM.

Thank you.
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Good evening Admins,

Please check PMs ref possible SPAM.

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Old 11-05-2013, 7:04 PM
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Investigating.

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Gone.
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Please check PMs for two more spam pages. I already blanked them.

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Old 11-08-2013, 5:10 AM
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Answered in PM.
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@W9BU -- please check PM regarding possible SPAM in the Wiki. -- Thanks
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W9BU, PM sent regarding possible SPAM in the Wiki. -- Thanks,
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Handled. Thank you.
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Good morning Admins,

Please check PM's regarding files recently uploaded to Wiki.

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Old 12-03-2014, 12:05 PM
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Wow, that person who polluted the Wiki only joined at 5am this morning.

Looks like a gamer with a virus problem.
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@mciupa:
The user uploaded approx. 122 files in about an hour. It looks like the admins have about 1/3 of them deleted so far, and are still working on cleaning up the mess. I don't know what's involved procedurally to delete a single file, but after this incident, I'm guessing that the admins would appreciate having a script that would let them delete all files uploaded by a specific user during a specific date/time-range, instead of having to search-and-destroy files one at a time. Of course, having a delete-script like that could be a security nightmare if ever used wrongly.

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Thanks again admins for all the hard work.
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Good afternoon Admins,

Please check PM's regarding files recently uploaded to Wiki. It looks like same kind of files as before, but from a different user.

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Just a suggestion, looks like we should have as for new users with the five forum messages moderation and no pm's. If it can be added to not be able to edit wiki's as well, till then?

Otherwise its going to tie up all the wiki admins and it is like the ole dog/cat chasing their tails. Delete these, then another batch shows up, etc.
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Admins, It looks like another user just started posting the same junk files.



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Just a suggestion, looks like we should have as for new users with the five forum messages moderation and no pm's. If it can be added to not be able to edit wiki's as well, till then?

Otherwise its going to tie up all the wiki admins and it is like the ole dog/cat chasing their tails. Delete these, then another batch shows up, etc.
I had similar thoughts, too. I also wonder if the junk is coming from a single IP-address that could be blocked.
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Old 12-09-2014, 8:36 PM
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For the time being, all file uploading to the Wiki has been blocked until Lindsay and I figure out a more permanent solution.

Thank you for all the reports.
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