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# Spam

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101.

Please block this person: by Anonymous Coward at June 29, 2013 18:04:13 from 109.104.174.124

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102.

Spam on Azimuth code project, rollback done

by Anonymous Coward at July 2, 2013 17:37:48 from 110.139.206.134

Comment Source:Spam on [[Azimuth code project]], rollback done by Anonymous Coward at July 2, 2013 17:37:48 from 110.139.206.134
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There is a slideshow page مشروع ادارة مستشفي. These sometimes get sent to an empty page when they occur on the nLab but what happens here? It was created on June 16, 2013 21:22:27 by Anonymous Coward (82.114.178.196)

Comment Source:There is a slideshow page [[مشروع ادارة مستشفي ]]. These sometimes get sent to an empty page when they occur on the nLab but what happens here? It was created on June 16, 2013 21:22:27 by Anonymous Coward (82.114.178.196)
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Tim, I have renamed the page as an empty page and added category 'delete'. That's what happens here when I'm around...

Comment Source:Tim, I have renamed the page as an empty page and added category 'delete'. That's what happens here when _I'm_ around...
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Rollback on Azimuth Project goals.

Culprit: Anonymous Coward at September 5, 2013 19:16:40 from 188.109.104.15

Comment Source:Rollback on [[Azimuth Project goals]]. > Culprit: Anonymous Coward at September 5, 2013 19:16:40 from **188.109.104.15**
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Anonymous Coward at October 13, 2013 09:04:44 from 188.165.66.241

Comment Source:Please block ([[Azimuth Forum]]) > Anonymous Coward at October 13, 2013 09:04:44 from **188.165.66.241**
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107.

Spam on Solar constant, rollback done

by Kevin ARtus? at October 16, 2013 04:38:51 from 94.23.191.194

Comment Source:Spam on [[Solar constant]], rollback done > by Kevin ARtus? at October 16, 2013 04:38:51 from **94.23.191.194**
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108.
edited October 2013

Rollback done for spam on homepage

Revised on October 22, 2013 03:19:26 by Anonymous Coward (88.168.152.196)

Comment Source:Rollback done for spam on homepage > Revised on October 22, 2013 03:19:26 by Anonymous Coward **(88.168.152.196)**
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109.
edited September 2014

Spam on homepage (by Anonymous Coward at September 7, 2014 18:38:23 from 88.181.126.101), at Peak phosphorus ( by Anonymous Coward at September 7, 2014 19:00:38 from 91.121.192.178), and Peak oil from the same address. I either deleted or rolled back each of them.

Comment Source:Spam on homepage (by Anonymous Coward at September 7, 2014 18:38:23 from 88.181.126.101), at [[Peak phosphorus]] ( by Anonymous Coward at September 7, 2014 19:00:38 from 91.121.192.178), and [[Peak oil ]] from the same address. I either deleted or rolled back each of them.
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110.

Just found some more at Carbon trading from earlier (Sept 3) and I suspect in Nuclear power. In each case I have rolled back.

Comment Source:Just found some more at [[Carbon trading]] from earlier (Sept 3) and I suspect in [[Nuclear power]]. In each case I have rolled back.
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111.

Comment Source:<img src = "http://math.ucr.edu/home/baez/emoticons/thumbsup.gif" alt = ""/>
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112.

Rolled back some spam (from revision 5) in Joseph Romm.

(They used my name to create the spam.)

Comment Source:Rolled back some spam (from revision 5) in [[Joseph Romm]]. (They used my name to create the spam.)
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113.

Tim, I just found new Spam in the last four pages you have mentioned. All from the IP 91.121.192.178.

Rather than continue an edit war with them, I'll block them first, and then roll back.

Comment Source:Tim, I just found new Spam in the last four pages you have mentioned. All from the IP 91.121.192.178. Rather than continue an edit war with them, I'll block them first, and then roll back.
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114.

Blocked, and rolled back.

Comment Source:Blocked, and rolled back.
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115.

Hi David,

I've just been blocked for editing the wiki with

I'm working on a linux laptop on the train and I'm embarased to admit I can't find out if this is IP is one uniquely assigned to my laptop or is a common one used by this train service. I'll have another go at editing when I get home.

Comment Source:Hi David, I've just been blocked for editing the wiki with "Access denied. Your IP address, 176.12.107.140, was found on one or more DNSBL blocking list(s)." I'm working on a linux laptop on the train and I'm embarased to admit I can't find out if this is IP is one uniquely assigned to my laptop or is a common one used by this train service. I'll have another go at editing when I get home.
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116.
edited September 2014

Hi David Tweed,

Sorry that one is out of our control, it's not the IP blocking that I've been applying to our server.

See this thread for discussion of the DNSBL issue.

It means that that IP got put on some global "blackhole list," presumably for originating spam or something else that is bad.

Not surprising that an IP dynamically generated by a train service could have been a source of troubles -- especially if they get reused.

Comment Source:Hi David Tweed, Sorry that one is out of our control, it's not the IP blocking that I've been applying to our server. See this thread for [discussion of the DNSBL issue](http://forum.azimuthproject.org/discussion/1455/problems-editing-the-wiki-from-singapore/). It means that that IP got put on some global "blackhole list," presumably for originating spam or something else that is bad. Not surprising that an IP dynamically generated by a train service could have been a source of troubles -- especially if they get reused.
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117.

I found some spam on DESERTEC edited by another "Graham Jones". I rolled back.

Comment Source:I found some spam on [[DESERTEC]] edited by another "Graham Jones". I rolled back.
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118.

The forum's being hit with ketamine spam in the name of Mark Webber. Maybe posting here alerts somebody with admin rights.

Comment Source:The forum's being hit with ketamine spam in the name of Mark Webber. Maybe posting here alerts somebody with admin rights.
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119.

Splatted.

Comment Source:Splatted.
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120.

+1 tnx.

Comment Source:+1 tnx.
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Comment Source:<img src = "http://math.ucr.edu/home/baez/emoticons/thumbsup.gif" alt = ""/>
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124.

Renamed spam page 'coffre' as 'Empty page 1'.

Comment Source:Renamed spam page 'coffre' as 'Empty page 1'.
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125.

Three more bits of spam.

Pressure retarded osmosis ( diff | history )
by JAmes? at December 21, 2014 19:35:48 from 185.28.193.95
Empty page 1 ( diff | history )
by JAmes? at December 21, 2014 19:35:08 from 185.28.193.95
HomePage ( diff | history )
by JAmes? at December 21, 2014 19:33:29 from 185.28.193.95

The last two reverse my attempts to get rid of it. I think someone with more powers than me should do something.

Comment Source:Three more bits of spam. ~~~~ Pressure retarded osmosis ( diff | history ) by JAmes? at December 21, 2014 19:35:48 from 185.28.193.95 Empty page 1 ( diff | history ) by JAmes? at December 21, 2014 19:35:08 from 185.28.193.95 HomePage ( diff | history ) by JAmes? at December 21, 2014 19:33:29 from 185.28.193.95 ~~~~ The last two reverse my attempts to get rid of it. I think someone with more powers than me should do something.
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126.

I've blocked that IP and reverted those changes.

Comment Source:I've blocked that IP and reverted those changes.
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128.

Why do you keep getting spammed, I thought all these limitations we talked about was to get rid of crap like spam. Is there anything I could do to help?

Comment Source:Why do you keep getting spammed, I thought all these limitations we talked about was to get rid of crap like spam. Is there anything I could do to help?
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129.

Two different discussions. The whole discussion we were having before pertained to the Forum software.

This thread is discussing Spam on the Wiki, which is running Instiki. This particular spammer is rather persistent, and changes IP every time we block it. They use a signature word, which we can add to the list of spam words. I'm apprehensive that this person is tenacious and malicious, however.

Why are we getting spammed? It's an ongoing struggle against a social problem. We've decided to keep the Wiki open, and not require authentication. Some degree of spam is the result of that decision, a tradeoff, which so far has been managable by small periodic interventions.

Comment Source:Two different discussions. The whole discussion we were having before pertained to the Forum software. This thread is discussing Spam on the Wiki, which is running Instiki. This particular spammer is rather persistent, and changes IP every time we block it. They use a signature word, which we can add to the list of spam words. I'm apprehensive that this person is tenacious and malicious, however. Why are we getting spammed? It's an ongoing struggle against a social problem. We've decided to keep the Wiki open, and not require authentication. Some degree of spam is the result of that decision, a tradeoff, which so far has been managable by small periodic interventions.
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Speaking of spam, I just had a wake-up-call experience with spam on one of my test vanilla accounts. I didn't have any spam protection in place, figuring that nobody would know where the URL was. Well some bot found it, created hundreds of accounts, and inserted 6G worth of spam into the forum. That used up 60G of bandwidth, and the sysadmins disabled it. Fortunately bandwidth is cheap (each of these accounts has about 190G of bandwidth per month), and the admins are friendly guys.

Further evidence that the underbelly of the internet is a cold and mean place. The Vanilla spam protection mechanisms appear to be well-thought out, but it is conceivable that Bad could one day get ahead in this arms race. In any case this experience reinforces my instinct to toe the line when it comes to security measures. It's fairly boring stuff, but then again, the locks on my front door aren't very interesting either, yet I'm pretty consistent about using them.

Comment Source:Speaking of spam, I just had a wake-up-call experience with spam on one of my test vanilla accounts. I didn't have any spam protection in place, figuring that nobody would know where the URL was. Well some bot found it, created hundreds of accounts, and inserted 6G worth of spam into the forum. That used up 60G of bandwidth, and the sysadmins disabled it. Fortunately bandwidth is cheap (each of these accounts has about 190G of bandwidth per month), and the admins are friendly guys. Further evidence that the underbelly of the internet is a cold and mean place. The Vanilla spam protection mechanisms appear to be well-thought out, but it is conceivable that Bad could one day get ahead in this arms race. In any case this experience reinforces my instinct to toe the line when it comes to security measures. It's fairly boring stuff, but then again, the locks on my front door aren't very interesting either, yet I'm pretty consistent about using them.
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131.

There is more of this crap.

Coffre-Fort
by David Pollard at January 7, 2015 11:30:32 from 195.154.123.174
Empty page 1 ( diff | history )
by James? at January 7, 2015 11:10:50 from 195.154.123.174

Comment Source:There is more of this crap. ~~~~ Coffre-Fort by David Pollard at January 7, 2015 11:30:32 from 195.154.123.174 Empty page 1 ( diff | history ) by James? at January 7, 2015 11:10:50 from 195.154.123.174 ~~~~
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edited January 2015

I will look into this tonight.

Let's keep in mind that a really devoted spammer could be reading the forum as well. So let's keep this thread to reporting incidents, rather than discussing strategies for dealing with spam. For any more sensitive discussions, let's use email.

Comment Source:I will look into this tonight. Let's keep in mind that a really devoted spammer could be reading the forum as well. So let's keep this thread to reporting incidents, rather than discussing strategies for dealing with spam. For any more sensitive discussions, let's use email.
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133.

More spam.

delete 20 ( diff | history )
by Andrew Stacey at January 21, 2015 20:54:21 from 195.154.233.59
Empty page 1 ( diff | history )
by Jim Stuttard at January 21, 2015 20:48:28 from 195.154.233.59
Conferences ( diff | history )
by Jim Stuttard at January 21, 2015 20:43:13 from 195.154.233.59

Comment Source:More spam. ~~~~ delete 20 ( diff | history ) by Andrew Stacey at January 21, 2015 20:54:21 from 195.154.233.59 Empty page 1 ( diff | history ) by Jim Stuttard at January 21, 2015 20:48:28 from 195.154.233.59 Conferences ( diff | history ) by Jim Stuttard at January 21, 2015 20:43:13 from 195.154.233.59 ~~~~
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134.

Ok, I'll up the ante tonight. Why don't these people get a life.

Comment Source:Ok, I'll up the ante tonight. Why don't these people get a life.
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135.

Thanks Graham for keeping an eye on things.

Comment Source:Thanks Graham for keeping an eye on things.
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edited January 2015

The forum is also being pressured by some kind of spammer -- perhaps a bot -- which is creating registration applications. Fortunately I am able to reject them, but it's on ongoing reminder of anti-sociality. I am checking into what the Vanilla people have to offer here.

Comment Source:The forum is also being pressured by some kind of spammer -- perhaps a bot -- which is creating registration applications. Fortunately I am able to reject them, but it's on ongoing reminder of anti-sociality. I am checking into what the Vanilla people have to offer here.
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137.

Rolled back spam on home page and marked a spam page for deletion.

Comment Source:Rolled back spam on home page and marked a spam page for deletion.