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[aprssig] Wiki pollution

Scott Miller scott at opentrac.org
Tue Dec 12 19:22:49 UTC 2006


Agreed.  I just set the comments to hidden by default - we'll see what this
does.

Scott
N1VG 

> -----Original Message-----
> From: aprssig-bounces at lists.tapr.org 
> [mailto:aprssig-bounces at lists.tapr.org] On Behalf Of Tom Russo
> Sent: Tuesday, December 12, 2006 10:14 AM
> To: TAPR APRS Mailing List
> Subject: Re: [aprssig] Wiki pollution
> 
> [This is a response to a really old posting, because it's once again 
> becoming a problem]
> 
> I just referred a bunch of local folks to the wiki at 
> info.aprs.net as a 
> one-stop-shop for information and links to information about 
> APRS.  At the 
> moment it's in a bit of a sad state.
> 
> On Fri, Jun 23, 2006 at 04:12:59PM -0700, we recorded a 
> bogon-computron collision of the <scott at opentrac.org> flavor, 
> containing:
> > I just killed several hundred comments.  I started with a 
> couple dozen spam
> > keywords, and finally just deleted anything with http: in 
> it.  I'm going to
> > set up a script to do cleanup periodically (at least daily) 
> and see if I can
> > lock it down more.
> > 
> 
> Once again, the info.aprs.net Wiki's comment section has been 
> filling up with 
> spam.  Some of it is pretty nasty.  A quick scan of the 
> "RecentlyCommented" page
> shows no legitimate comments in two months, and a couple of 
> pages of spam in 
> that time.
> 
> Also, it seems that some folks are using the comment form to 
> correct or add
> information to Wiki pages instead of just editing the page.  
> The whole value
> of a wiki is if the community keeps it correct and honest by 
> editing pages
> directly, and anonymous comments aren't nearly as useful as 
> page corrections 
> --- especially when the comments are almost completely 
> obscured by a steady 
> influx of links to gambling sites and other sites of 
> questionable value.
> 
> Perhaps the comment feature serves no real purpose --- if it 
> were unavailable, 
> it couldn't be spammed, and legitimate contributors could be 
> encouraged to use 
> the actual wiki-editing features instead.    
> 
> > > -----Original Message-----
> > > From: aprssig-bounces at lists.tapr.org 
> > > [mailto:aprssig-bounces at lists.tapr.org] On Behalf Of 
> > > scott at opentrac.org
> > > Sent: Friday, June 23, 2006 3:45 PM
> > > To: russo at bogodyn.org; 'TAPR APRS Mailing List'
> > > Subject: RE: [aprssig] Wiki pollution
> > > 
> > > > Does the software runing the wiki allow for commentary to be 
> > > > restricted to 
> > > > registered users?  Is there anyone who can clean out the 
> > > > dozens of pages
> > > > of junk to make it more usable for the intended audience?
> > > 
> > > Not that I can figure out.  If anyone knows more about the 
> > > software, let me
> > > know.  I've cleaned out a bunch of spam, but I haven't 
> > > checked in a while.
> > > If it's all coming from specific IP addresses, I can block them.
> > > 
> > > Scott
> > > N1VG
> > > 
> > > 
> > > 
> > > 
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> mean all you get is
>  one trick, rational thinking, but when you're good and 
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