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Bug 16338 - Regex matching in edit summaries should be more aggressive
Regex matching in edit summaries should be more aggressive
Status: NEW
Product: MediaWiki extensions
Classification: Unclassified
Spam Blacklist (Other open bugs)
All All
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Assigned To: Nobody - You can work on this!
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Reported: 2008-11-14 01:15 UTC by Mike.lifeguard
Modified: 2011-04-14 15:11 UTC (History)
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Assignee Huggle Beta Tester: ---


Description Mike.lifeguard 2008-11-14 01:15:06 UTC
Whenever we blacklist links used to vandalize or spam in edit summaries, they simply leave off the http:// or use "DOT com" and simply continue. Please make matching in edit summaries (and log entries once bug 13599 is done) more aggressive -- don't require http:// or even www. and allow DOT (etc) as alternatives for a period

This should apply only to the edit summary and log entry checks; we would not want to be so aggressive (normally) in the page body.

Potential implementation: Copy the blacklist to make a "strict" and "loose" set of regexes. Then test the "loose" one against page content, and the "strict" on against summaries.
Comment 1 Mike.lifeguard 2008-11-23 02:31:34 UTC
Might be solved by AbuseFilter, per bug 4459, comment 9.

Alternatively, could be done simultaneous to a total rewrite.

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