[wp-docs] Spam pages

Arlen Beiler arlenbee at gmail.com
Sun Jun 20 23:50:06 UTC 2010

One great idea would be to disable anonymous edits. That way you could
rollback all edits made by users, and then delete it and block the IP.
Another idea would be to semi-protect high traffic pages, like the main
page. This makes users wait four days (or so) until they can edit those.
This would block drive-by spammers who are ingenious enough to make an
account from editing high traffic pages. By the way, this should only be
used on high traffic pages, for now anyway, as there is not nearly as much
activity as on WikiPedia. Another thing used with success on WikiBooks is
reviewing. Someone with reviewer privalages (easy to get if you are a major
contributor, given by Admins I think) marks whether the current version is
stable. Or you can select a previous version. Then anyone who is not logged
in, and anyone who specifies it in their preferences, will see the stable
version. If there is no stable version, the latest version is used.

On Sun, Jun 20, 2010 at 4:31 PM, Bernard D. Tremblay (ben) <
bernard.d.tremblay at gmail.com> wrote:

> for the sake of completeness
> On 20/06/2010 1:40 PM, mrmist wrote:
>> In message "Bernard D. Tremblay (ben)" writes:
>>> On 20/06/2010 2:41 AM, mrmist wrote:
>>>> http://wordpress.org/search/viagra?documentation=1&p=7  [...]
>>> Is there some latency here? The first 3 I checked had already been
>>> deleted.
>>>  Some of the pages in the search results do appear to have already been
>> deleted. [...] I'm unclear as to how quickly the search page updates, but am
>> thinking it's not very.
> Looks like. Coupla hours I've seen that deleted item top of the list.
>  I think if you drop in around the page 300-400 mark you'd definitely find
>> some.
> Number of items / 10 = page number.
> :-)
>  [...]  It has been headed off  - anti spam measures were put in place a
>> few weeks back - the ones in this result set pre-date those measures.
> Roger that. Every day in every way better & better!
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