Talk:Spambots

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We need to deal with these spambots, if you encounter one, and find the page was created by a spambot, please copy and paste this: "{{deleted|it's a spambot page}}". We need the admins to actually delete these pages too. Anyone else have any suggestions on how we can clean up the mess, or flat out just prevent it from happening again? Koolboyman 05:55, 6 July 2007 (EDT)

IP bans should do it nicely. I cleaned up for today. Maybe we can have a {{spampage}} template? Also, remember the <nowiki></nowiki> tags for when you want to post text surrounded by {{curly braces}}. 64.5.15.136 01:38, 7 July 2007 (EDT)
Well, IP bans and requiring registration before you can edit. I'd register in a heartbeat if the spambots kept it up. Until then, I'm gonna make a new template for all this spam nuking. {{spampage}} (Oh yeah, I made this page somewhat easier to read.) 64.5.15.136 04:03, 7 July 2007 (EDT)
The spam appears to get worse. Registering an accoutn before editing with IP's is a good idea, this person is probably using proxies anyways. Koolboyman 18:03, 10 July 2007 (EDT)
Someone block User:66.230.167.216, this is the one that keeps messing up the General disclaimer page. P.JBoy 15:15, 14 July 2007 (GMT)
I agree, however I'm not sure that we can do a great deal until an admin gets involved. Does anyone know how to contact one? I've emailed the address with the whois information hoping for at least a little feedback if nothing more. --TooDice 18:12, 23 July 2007 (EDT)

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Not a Spambot but...

User:86.101.38.75 replaced a lot of the pages with juvenile garbage, but I fixed them all. Somebody ban him please. Koolboyman 17:53, 12 July 2007 (EDT)


Proper Treatment for Spambot Pages

1. Search the history, see if there's any actual content that the spambot and spam removers might have removed.
2. If no content is found, replace the entire page with {{spampage}} if there is no use for the page, or with {{unwritten}} if there is still a use for the page.
3. Be sure to state in the edit summary that you were removing spam.

Known Spammers

Use this section to report IPs and accounts that belong to spammers.

This is ridiculous

It's been weeks, and we have not gotten ONE word from any admins or mods for this site. Do they even care about it anymore? Spammer IP's have not been blocked, the spam blacklist can be easily updated, but it's been locked and nobody has made changed to it since January. What is going on? Does anyone know how to contact an admin or mod, because this needs to stop. Koolboyman 04:30, 26 July 2007 (EDT)

Ban them by IP, delete there rubbish, but if they use proxies, and since they're bots they won't care anyway. 11:21, 27 July 2007 (EDT)

I would of I could but I'm not an Admin. I want an admin to get here and actually do some damn work for once! If not, pass it to someone else who actually still cares about this site. 67.180.229.129 04:48, 28 July 2007 (EDT)

I can block IPs, but when there's literally millions of compromised systems out there spewing spam all over the internet, it's not a very effective weapon. As for the spam blacklist, it was never all that great since it only applied to hostnames (which change constantly) and so it couldn't be used against things that they actually don't change, like the <div style='display:none;width=1px;'>. I just did some testing to see if I could cajole it into doing more, but I found that now it apparently doesn't even work at all, see: http://www.viagra.com <- that should prevent this edit from going through, but it doesn't. Goplat 12:58, 30 July 2007 (EDT) (update: Spam blacklist was fixed August 8)
What about just disabling anon edits? 64.5.15.136 00:13, 3 October 2007 (EDT)
It probably wouldn't even stop them unless e-mail confirmation was required, and that would turn away a lot of legitimate contributors as well. I know that I've seen wikis before where I wanted to add or correct something but didn't want to bother registering for a site I wasn't a regular visitor of. Goplat 17:45, 4 October 2007 (EDT)

-I think that making it where you have to be a user would cut down the amount of spam, or, alternatively, if you have non users use a capcha (A special word that is printed in JPG format, and you have to type that word), that would fix alot. And make new users have to confirm through E-mail (I can't remember if you do that.) I think that would get rid of 90% of the spam on this site.

-26 Sept. 2009.

-Kiokuffiib11

Vandalism

Not entirely spambot related I know, but should we be using {{spampage}} for blatant vandalism or should a new template be created? TooDice 16:23, 23 July 2008 (UTC)

I think a new template would make more sense because that one makes direct reference to spambots, and vandalism is clearly something different. --AnyoneEB 21:37, 23 July 2008 (UTC)
I've created {{VandalismOnly}} for these pages. I've also tried to stress that it's for pages where vandalism is the only content. TooDice 17:49, 24 July 2008 (UTC)