[wp-docs] New Spammer

Michael D.Adams mikea at turbonet.com
Sat Mar 12 19:15:26 GMT 2005

When you block a user it asks how long the ban should stay in place.  
Kaf got to him (I'm bigotedly guessing the gender) first and gave him 
48 hours,  I think.  Not knowing he was already banned, I gave him 72.  
Too bad it's not additive :)

The default is 24 hours.  You can change both the number and the units, 
but I don't know how big the number can be or what the allowed units 
are (days, minutes, millennia...?).

By the way, is there a way to purge individual revisions from the 
history of an article?  There's still a few 'dirty words' hanging about 
there (though not in any article's current revision thanks to James' 
valiant efforts).


On Mar 12, 2005, at 8:37 AM, Craig Hartel wrote:

> This brings up a point regarding length of time to ban someone. I 
> assume that there is a setting somewhere in MediaWiki where the amount 
> of time available to ban someone can be changed. I don't think that 24 
> hours is long enough for cases like this. Nice to see that he was 
> autobanned via his IP address when he tried to vandalise under another 
> user ID.
> Craig.

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