Last modified: 2008-07-05 20:35:16 UTC

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Bug 14544 - Add to $wgCaptchaRegexes (or $wgSpamRegex)
Add to $wgCaptchaRegexes (or $wgSpamRegex)
Product: Wikimedia
Classification: Unclassified
General/Unknown (Other open bugs)
All All
: Normal enhancement (vote)
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Assigned To: Nobody - You can work on this!
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Reported: 2008-06-14 21:33 UTC by Ilmari Karonen
Modified: 2008-07-05 20:35 UTC (History)
1 user (show)

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Description Ilmari Karonen 2008-06-14 21:33:19 UTC
Someone's been spamming the English Wikipedia with the website "", often replacing the entire content on the targeted page (see links below).  Since it's not actually linked, the ordinary URL blacklists don't catch it.  (It's also not very effective as spam, but the blanking is annoying.)  Bot use has been suggested, though not proven.

Just in case it is indeed a spambot, I'd like to suggest that "\b(?i:anontalk\.com)\b" be added to $wgCaptchaRegexes.  It might also be worth adding the specific variants used by the vandal, such as "'''(?i:www\.anontalk\.com)'''", to $wgSpamRegex.

Actually, come to think of it, just adding "\b(?i:anontalk\.com)\b" to $wgSpamRegex wouldn't necessarily be that bad; anyone legitimately discussing that site can always write it as "anontalk DOT com" or something.

Links to vandal edits:
Comment 1 JeLuF 2008-07-05 20:35:16 UTC

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