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Spam on the Wiki.

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I'll take a look and see, we might be spam free for once :D

 

I thought that too until I looked in the check_spammers_plain.php file. Turns out they are enabled by default :wacko:. You might want to try disabling them yourself, it seems to be the cause of some pages loading really slow (http://huckjones.strawberryforum.org/wiki/Special:SpecialPages). I set the 4 ACH ones to 'no' to disable them and it sped some pages up considerably :).

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At exactly what part were the ones you disabled in that PHP file?

 

I did see these lines on the file - are these the ACH stuff you mentioned?

$sNoCheckDroneACH = $_GET['dach']; // Drone.abuse.ch
$sNoCheckSpamACH = $_GET['sach']; // spam.abuse.ch
$sNoCheckHTTPBLACH = $_GET['hach']; // HTTPBL.abuse.ch
$sNoCheckZeusACH = $_GET['zach']; // ZeusTracker.abuse.ch
$sNoCheckBLDE = $_GET['blde']; // Blocklist.de

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Changed lines 70-73 of check_spammers_plain.php to:

$sNoCheckDroneACH = 'no';// $_GET['dach']; // Drone.abuse.ch
$sNoCheckSpamACH = 'no';// $_GET['sach']; // spam.abuse.ch
$sNoCheckHTTPBLACH = 'no';// $_GET['hach']; // HTTPBL.abuse.ch
$sNoCheckZeusACH = 'no';// $_GET['zach']; // ZeusTracker.abuse.ch

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Oh, and sorry for the double-post, but have you ever tried deleting the user SQL records on the wiki? I can use the Merge User extension on a wiki, but I'd like to get rid of undesired accounts en masse instead of doing it one-by-one.

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I've disabled creation of new pages for unregistered users. For some reason the accounts were being created, and then the user page was being edited anonymously. Not the best solution, but we rarely have new pages created by anonymous users anyways. I'll take a further look later, but this seems to have slowed things down for the moment :).

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No, PHP is doing pretty well along with Tornevall. We tested around 10 of them for a week and then went for the most effective ones

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I actually tried out Incapsula for snuffing rogue IPs out, since CAPTCHAs don't cut it anymore in my case. I also needed this as well here on the OSX86 wiki; after all, we're dealing with pages created en masse:

http://www.mediawiki...ion:DeleteBatch

 

Nuke's fine if a user makes a lot of pages, but we're dealing with multiple users spamming on a large scale.

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