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Bug 584 - Spam Regex in a Mediawiki page
Spam Regex in a Mediawiki page
Product: MediaWiki
Classification: Unclassified
General/Unknown (Other open bugs)
All All
: Normal enhancement (vote)
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Assigned To: Nobody - You can work on this!
Depends on:
Blocks: 4462
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Reported: 2004-09-26 19:34 UTC by Isam Bayazidi
Modified: 2006-04-02 16:31 UTC (History)
1 user (show)

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Assignee Huggle Beta Tester: ---


Description Isam Bayazidi 2004-09-26 19:34:16 UTC
We had a vandel in Arabic wikipedia that kept creating pages that have a certain
URL, I learned that there is a certain variable in config files ( $wgSpamRegex)
that have the RegExp to prevent spamming a certain URL. What I wish for this
variable to be set in a mediawiki page, to allow mediawiki sysops to add URLs to
the list of SPAM urls, or alter the RegExp to include more cases. Having this
variable set in the config file only means that only developers can alter it.
Comment 1 Tom 2005-01-19 22:02:24 UTC
This may be of a little help:
Comment 2 Andreas Hörstemeier 2005-10-18 16:04:44 UTC
The Spam blacklist works fine to block complete hosts, but it cannot block
spammers who want to advertize e.g. their geocities page. See for example the
recent spaland spammer.
Comment 3 Rob Church 2006-04-02 16:31:25 UTC
You *can* use the spam blacklist to do this. Ask on

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