dwj wiki spam

Allison Marles apm at alumni.uwaterloo.ca
Wed Nov 24 09:34:02 EST 2004


On Tue, Nov 23, 2004 at 11:09:57PM -0800, Kale wrote:
> At 10:14 AM 11/22/2004 -0500, Allison wrote:
> >heya,
> >The DWJ wiki
> >(http://www.suberic.net/cgi-bin/dwj/wiki.cgi?Diana_Wynne_Jones_Wiki_Home),
> >which is a really nice resource of info on characters, locations, and
> >books by DWJ has been hit hard by spammers lately.  If you ever use it
> >or just want to preserve this compilation of knowledge, please stop in
> >occasionally and check the Recent Changes page for edits that look like
> >they're from spammers.  It's gotten to be quite a battle of back-n-forth
> >between legitimate users and the nasties lately, and more on the
> >"legitimate user" team would be really nice.
> 
> Oh, thanks for the notice.  Took a look and saw what you mean.  I
> was worried about what to do if they deleted content in addition to
> adding their spam, but it seems easy to go to the bottom of the
> affected page, click on View Other Revisions, click View on one
> of the legitimate revisions, go down to the bottom to Edit, and
> save that page over the current one.

Yup, that's what I usually do, even when they don't delete content
as it's easier than picking through to find the junk to remove.

Allison
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