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Spam

Hello, it seems there is at least one spammer who injects spam into this wiki on a regular schedule. The list of URLs this spammer appends to articles is quite constant (google bombing?).

Is it possible to reject any edits containing certain words (in this case: URLs)?

Maik Merten

According to this page, it is possible to ban certain URLs. "A developer can add their site to the list of bad URLs. You can't save a page with a bad URL in it."
Or, for a first measure, some admin could block the offending ip address(range). Maybe someone also wants to send an abuse record to the corresponding provider, found by a whois query for these addresses.

another way to avoid spam

  1. make the wiki editable only by registered users.
  2. create a Guest user
  3. show the password of the Guest account on the edit/login page

Result: the autospam robots can't edit the page, all the human can.