User talk:Kris

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Wiki maintenance

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 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)

Hi User8192, We are aware of this extension which allows to allows to hinder inappropriate behaviour at various levels. It should be enabled now or very soon (I do not know its status though). Regards, Kris 08:20, 3 December 2011 (UTC)

New spam

I've been editing the wiki in the last couple of days and noticed new user accounts that have been used for the sole purpose of spamming. The accounts and their IP addresses should be blocked and all pages created by them should be deleted. Since I don't have administrator privileges on this wiki, I replaced the content in pages that I found with the word "SPAM" and put "SPAM" in the edit summary. User8192 19:24, 13 December 2011 (UTC)

Unfortunately I can't give you admin permissions myself, but I have blocked most of those users for you. Legio noctis 20:38, 14 December 2011 (UTC)