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Wiki is being filled with spam.

jcsl
Hi.

In the last two or three days a high amount of spam has been added to the
wiki. Someone should ban the user and revert all the editions done and files
uploaded.  The spammer has added a bit of spam in the Spanish wiki too so she
may have done the same in other localized wikis. I have blocked the user in
the Spanish wiki and reverted his editions. In addition I'd like to know if it
is possible to completely remove the user and the editions he has done from
the history.

Greetings.

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Re: Wiki is being filled with spam.

Christian Boltz-5
Hello,

Am Donnerstag, 25. Februar 2016, 19:35:11 CET schrieb jcsl:
> In the last two or three days a high amount of spam has been added to
> the wiki. Someone should ban the user and revert all the editions
> done and files uploaded.  

I already blocked about 40 spamming users in the english wiki yesterday,
which has stopped the spam attack for now.

However, I did not delete all the spam pages - Special:Recentchanges
shows that out of the last 2000 edits, > 1900 were spam :-/
No, I will not delete them manually.

> In addition I'd like to know if it is possible to
> completely remove the user and the editions he has done from the
> history.

I already asked the admins to install the Nuke extension
    https://www.mediawiki.org/wiki/Extension:Nuke
which allows mass-deletion.


Regards,

Christian Boltz
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Re: Wiki is being filled with spam.

jcsl
Hi.

El viernes, 26 de febrero de 2016 12:38:38 (CET) Christian Boltz escribió:
> Hello,
>
> Am Donnerstag, 25. Februar 2016, 19:35:11 CET schrieb jcsl:
> > In the last two or three days a high amount of spam has been added to
> > the wiki. Someone should ban the user and revert all the editions
> > done and files uploaded.
>
> I already blocked about 40 spamming users in the english wiki yesterday,
> which has stopped the spam attack for now.

Thank you!

> However, I did not delete all the spam pages - Special:Recentchanges
> shows that out of the last 2000 edits, > 1900 were spam :-/
> No, I will not delete them manually.

You lazy boy... :)

> > In addition I'd like to know if it is possible to
> > completely remove the user and the editions he has done from the
> > history.
>
> I already asked the admins to install the Nuke extension
>     https://www.mediawiki.org/wiki/Extension:Nuke
> which allows mass-deletion.
>
>
> Regards,
>
> Christian Boltz

That would be great. I hope the admids have the time to do so.

Greetings.

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