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Dude - nice job with all the spam reversions. You always get there nice and quickly. I've been blocking the IPs after the fact, but it's probably a waste of time. -- Scjessey 05:25, 21 May 2005 (PDT)

I'm a bit of a night owl, and the spammer seems to be on just before I am. I'm noticing a pattern though - the same pages get spammed (spambot software?) so perhaps we can lock them from being edited in the first place. I don't think it helps to block by IP, now that spammers have botnets and gangs - just copy the spambot to another zombie is all they need to do. -- Atropos 2005-05-21 13:45 PDT

I'm seeing the same pattern. Unless the Honchos agree to make registration mandatory, I can't see how we can get rid of it. -- Scjessey 07:10, 22 May 2005 (PDT)

Hmm, 24.239.248.21 has spammed twice now, on the 18th and the 22nd. Perhaps you can block this address for more than 72 hrs?
Atropos 09:40, 23 May 2005 (PDT)

Yeah. As soon as the current block expires, I'll slap it on again for a longer period, say 720 hours (roughly a month). -- Scjessey 12:22, 23 May 2005 (PDT)

Well, we probably don't need that IP to be blocked anymore. In my opinion the spammer appears to be software hardcoded to spam certain pages, creating them if necessary, but without logging in. Restricting changes to registered users may very well have solved that problem for the time being. -- Atropos 04:47, 12 June 2005 (CDT)

At your suggestion, I have removed the block to that IP address. -- Scjessey 07:07, 13 Jun 2005 (PDT)


Thanks for doing those reversions again. I'm pleased that my creation of the protected spam pages has restricted the amount of work to do this time around. I can't really do mass page protections, though, otherwise nobody will be able to edit anything LOL. -- Scjessey 03:49, 18 Jan 2006 (PST)

You're welcome.