The iPhone Wiki:Spam

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How do we combat this recent spamming of this wiki? I suggest a possible invite system or similar? --Srts 02:24, 9 November 2009 (UTC)

I have already blocked account signup, they must have had this account for a while. --geohot 02:29, 9 November 2009 (UTC)

Well if they don't stop, we can't have account creation disabled forever, defeats the purpose of the wiki. People like him are sad. Great work to all the sysops et all. keeping disruption to a minimal :D --Srts 02:34, 9 November 2009 (UTC)

Yea thanks a lot guys for putting up with this. We'll give a bit of time, and if they continue, we'll figure something out. This kid keep trying to reset my password for hosting and the wiki. Too bad he doesn't have a life. --geohot 03:10, 9 November 2009 (UTC)

An invite system might not be a bad idea actually Will Strafach 03:16, 9 November 2009 (UTC)

feel free to post their IP addresses, lol --posixninja 04:08, 9 November 2009 (UTC)

Well, if you need an extra admin to block them (and delete spam pages), I volunteer. --Dranfi Congrats, you're an admin --geohot 13:22, 9 November 2009 (UTC)

How many different IPs are we dealing with? Is it within a specific range? For the time being, it may be possible to blacklist an entire subnet if they are all coming from the same place. But if a botnet is doing this, may be more difficult. Is it possible for MediaWiki to require admin approval of an edit prior to it being commited? Not well versed with MediaWiki administration, just thossing out some ideas. --tsuehpsyde 17:29, 9 November 2009 (UTC)

We could figure out where they come rom and do the same to them. Secondly, we could create a filter that unless your part of a specific group you cannot do more than this many edits in this amount of time. We could try making a period where the admins have to approve the users. Lastly, we could make it so that in the first 12 hours of a user account that user could not edit pages so it would give time for the sysops to ban the users. Revolution 00:02, 10 November 2009 (UTC)