Hitchwiki talk:Spam

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In the last few days, the wiki was spammed a lot. Any ideas how to avoid this? I don't want to disable anonymous write-access, because many anonymous users have useful contributions. --MrTweek 14:41, 29 April 2007 (CEST)

I don't think we should disable anonymous write access. There are several things we can do before even considering that (from the back of my head, no access to mediawiki.org servers from China...)
  • chongq them: http://chongqed.org
  • Install a plugin, that
    • possibly uses Wikimedia's spam blacklist
Guaka 15:19, 29 April 2007 (CEST)

I've set $wgSpamRegex = "/casino|viagra|porn/i"; which seems to work much better than expected :) --MrTweek 18:02, 17 May 2007 (CEST)

I think that blacklisting a list of pharmaceuticals might help. Although, you'd have to be careful about that. There could be a valid entry with chloroquine (Malaria treatment) for example. However, I don't think that Valium or Xanax have much to do with hitchhiking. Zactalk 14:37, 17 August 2007 (CEST)
Just added them. I'm getting a slightly feeling that some of the spam is actually added by hand. I was always that all this are bots. In that case, it might be smarter not to publish the blacklist. Let's see wether that works.

new spamming

I've noticed some spamming (at least I see it as spamming) in the last month: here, here, here and here and here...

Looks like it's been added manually. I don't want to have this kind of advertising in the hitchwiki... Can we do something about it? Add more words to the blacklist? Is wikimedia's blacklist in use yet? --Kb 17:16, 4 January 2010 (UTC)

We have a blacklist, which prevents some basic stuff, but it's not too helpful. How does wikimedia's blacklist work? I will give you SysOp-rights, so next time you encounter a spammer, you can ban him ;). There is very few manual spam, and I think the only way to fight it, is manually :/ --MrTweek 17:41, 4 January 2010 (UTC)
I already have these rights but I'm a bit sceptical of banning IPs because they are not distinct. And the same IP never tried to do anything twice (did anyone ban them?). --Kb 18:41, 4 January 2010 (UTC)

What about this and this? Seems to me like non-sense/gibberish... --N0id 13:39, 13 July 2011 (CEST)