Difference between revisions of "User talk:Kris"
Revision as of 07:36, 2 December 2011
Kris, I've noticed that you're spending an inordinate amount of effort blocking accounts of spammers and deleting their handiwork. Most of them are, no doubt, new accounts, and it's a good bet that many of them are perpetrated by the same bad actors who are logging in with temporary IP addresses that change every time they reboot their ADSL modem. I recently encountered an interesting technique to cut down on this type of activity at the OpenOffice.org wiki. (Sorry, you'll need to find the URL yourself, because a half-baked script on this wiki puked when I tried to save this message with a link to the relevant page.) They've implemented a "cooling-off period" for new accounts and have completely blocked editing by anonymous users. Anyone can create an account, but one must wait four days before making the first edit. If someone has a legitimate reason to be here, they'll make a note of it and come back when the waiting time has expired, but it may be a significant deterrent to hit-and-run spammers. User8192 07:36, 2 December 2011 (UTC)