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:Yeah I agree that anything we can do is needed. I will talk to Andrew when I can get at him and see if I can encourage him in this. - [[User:Rlparker|Rlparker]] 15:11, 1 February 2012 (PST)
 
:Yeah I agree that anything we can do is needed. I will talk to Andrew when I can get at him and see if I can encourage him in this. - [[User:Rlparker|Rlparker]] 15:11, 1 February 2012 (PST)
 
::More encouragement is needed. I'm close to throwing my arms up in the air and letting the spammers have at it. -- [[User:Scjessey|Scjessey]] 13:39, 8 February 2012 (PST)
 
::More encouragement is needed. I'm close to throwing my arms up in the air and letting the spammers have at it. -- [[User:Scjessey|Scjessey]] 13:39, 8 February 2012 (PST)
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::: I'll try, but right now developer time is pretty hard to come by. I appreciate all the work you do! -- [[User:Rlparker|Rlparker]] 20:28, 9 February 2012 (PST)

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Archive - Old Contents

Thanks for the props. Please keep an eye on the article and fix anything that needs to be fixed. I'm a *nix novice so I might put some bad info in there without knowing it. I'm doing my best. Thanks again. Crios 09:18, 14 November 2007 (PST)

Spam protection filter

I've encountered a problem with the so-called Spam Protection Filter. It is not allowing me to use overflow:auto on <pre> elements (which wouldn't create hidden DIVs anyway), so whenever anyone edits a page that already has one of these in it, they are forced to remove it. Not very helpful when you need that horizontal scrollbar. Any ideas? -- Scjessey 08:37, 13 December 2007 (PST)

Unfortunately, I don't know offhand how to deal with that. IIRC, that particular Spam Protection Filter uses a regex to filter certain things, and I know that it is trying to prevent certain CSS that it' author felt might be contributing to hidden DIV usage - I just don't know the details (I can't even remember right now *which* regex was used). Myabe this is something worth contacting Aaron about, if it is critical? -- Rlparker 11:34, 13 December 2007 (PST)
It's not a big deal. It is just that we often get articles with wide <pre> sections that need that horizontal scrollbar applied. They exist all over the wiki, but each time an edit is made that involves that particular code, the spam filter rejects it. The simplest solution I can think of would be to disable the application of the filter when edits are carried out by sysops and admins. Spammers ruin everything, don't they? -- Scjessey 12:02, 13 December 2007 (PST)

Thanks!

Yeah, it was a fun 4.5 hours. But I think it will be worth it.

David J (Davidu255)

Campaining Reversion

Thanks for the response on my page regarding the reversion. I do appreciate the open attitude among the admin group! Please note also that I just cleaned up some similar "campaigning" content that I had previously added to "ProcMail". --Jdaskew 10:36, 26 May 2008 (PDT)

Thank you!

I was here for that article anyway, needed to apply that to my sites again (I guess it got overwritten). Had some extra time, figured I'd clean things up a little. I'll definitely do that more often now, thanks for the note! :)

Installed extension - TitleBlacklist

Sick of the "123 buy viagra" spam? ME TOO! So I installed an extension that'll let sysops specify a list of regular expressions in MediaWiki:Titleblacklist that won't be allowed as page titles or account names. So far I've just got two in there that block a pair of really persistent spammers... if you run into anything else that needs blocking, stick it in (or ask me). Andrew F 18:14, 1 July 2009 (UTC)

Spam problem

Would you mind taking a look at this thread and letting me know what you think? -- Scjessey 08:31, 31 January 2012 (PST)

Yeah I agree that anything we can do is needed. I will talk to Andrew when I can get at him and see if I can encourage him in this. - Rlparker 15:11, 1 February 2012 (PST)
More encouragement is needed. I'm close to throwing my arms up in the air and letting the spammers have at it. -- Scjessey 13:39, 8 February 2012 (PST)
I'll try, but right now developer time is pretty hard to come by. I appreciate all the work you do! -- Rlparker 20:28, 9 February 2012 (PST)