[PD] [PD-announce] pdpedia is back!

Hans-Christoph Steiner hans at eds.org
Tue Jul 15 19:23:37 CEST 2008

On Jul 13, 2008, at 2:36 PM, Ico Doornekamp wrote:

> * On 2008-07-11 Hans-Christoph Steiner <hans at eds.org> wrote  :
>> On Jul 11, 2008, at 4:05 AM, Ico Doornekamp wrote:
>>> * On July 11th, Hans-Christoph Steiner Wrote
>>>> After a little holiday due to an OS upgrade, pdpedia is back!   
>>>> Please
>>>> let me know if it isn't working for you:
>>> Works fine, although the wiki seems to be under the attack of  
>>> spammers
>>> already: a lot of pages have been replaced with links, spam and  
>>> other
>>> gibberish.
>>> I know some of the tricks how to avoid this in mediawiki, drop me a
>>> private mail if you're interested.
>> Here's some of wikipedia/mediawiki's advice:
>> http://www.mediawiki.org/wiki/Anti-spam_features
> I recommend the ConfirmEdit plugin (which is also listed on the above
> page) using only the 'addurl' and 'createaccount' triggers. This
> requires the user to fill out a captha when adding new links to a page
> or when creating a new account, while editing of regular content is  
> not
> affected. On a mediawiki page I administer this plugin was able to  
> keep
> out the >200 spam edits which were performed every day.

That one sounds rational.  How long have you been using it?  I am  
sure that many anti-spam techniques will reduce spam in the short  
run.  The trick is to make sure that the spammers don't then shift to  
some other kind of spamming which is more work to manage, like  
creating accounts.


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