RT Wiki being overrun

Due to the ability to anonymously post to the RT Wiki, it is being overrun by
Chinese spam (assumed bots).

I would like to recommend that the RT Wiki be changed to only allow registered
(confirmed via e-mail) users to edit.

I’ve corrected a large number (10-15?) pages by going back in the history and
using that as the “base” for a new edit, bringing back the content prior to
the spamination… There are pages, however, on which the content seems to
be completely gone…

I only went back to the last 35 changes (based on “action=recent_changes”)
since I don’t know how to find more… anyone?

AlanC
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Due to the ability to anonymously post to the RT Wiki, it is being overrun by
Chinese spam (assumed bots).

I would like to recommend that the RT Wiki be changed to only allow registered
(confirmed via e-mail) users to edit.

That is, unfortunately, not so easy with Kwiki. We’re in the process of
figuring out how to deal reasonably.

I’ve corrected a large number (10-15?) pages by going back in the history and
using that as the “base” for a new edit, bringing back the content prior to
the spamination… There are pages, however, on which the content seems to
be completely gone…

Many of those pages never had content. They were previously just
dangling links. We’ve actually got an administrative UI that makes it
relatively easy to clean up spammers. If you’re not too burned out from
your already-heroic efforts, I’d be happy to hand you a key to the admin
UI that lets you properly erase the spam (with just a couple clicks)

Best,
Jesse

I’ve corrected a large number (10-15?) pages by going back in the
history and
using that as the “base” for a new edit, bringing back the content
prior
to

the spamination… There are pages, however, on which the content
seems
to

be completely gone…

Many of those pages never had content. They were previously just
dangling links. We’ve actually got an administrative UI that makes it
relatively easy to clean up spammers. If you’re not too burned out
from
your already-heroic efforts, I’d be happy to hand you a key to the
admin
UI that lets you properly erase the spam (with just a couple clicks)

Hi Alan-

There are a few of us out there that have the admin access and try and
clean it up every now and then. If you notice it again, feel free to
post to the list and one of us should jump on it.

One handy thing with the admin interface is you can delete the spam
and restore the old content in one click (per spam comment).

If jesse wanted to enable RSS Feeds of the “Recent Changes” [1] it would
be easier to track the spamming bastards.

Duncan

[1]
http://search.cpan.org/~jperegr/Kwiki-RecentChangesRSS-0.07/lib/Kwiki/Re
centChangesRSS.pm

If jesse wanted to enable RSS Feeds of the “Recent Changes” [1] it would
be easier to track the spamming bastards.

An RT/Twiki marriage could be a wonderful thing…

Les Mikesell
lesmikesell@gmail.com

Has anyone ever discussed an RTFM->wiki (twiki or other) integration?