User talk:Holly-Wood

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Hi Willy! Please take a look at recent contribs. There is a spammer who is putting in stuff about Ugg boots. I've rolled it back a few times but the id itself needs blocking. I dropped a note to Dan about this but he did not reply. I'm happy to help if desired, I have plenty of admining experience with wikis. ++Lar: t/c 11:04, 14 January 2009 (EST)

Hey, no worries, I have this wiki on my watch rotation, you don't have to ping me on en:wp, you can just reply here, I'll see it. As I told Dan, I have some experience with this and if I were an admin here I could roll this stuff back when I see it. The spammers are creating IDs since you (wisely) aren't allowing IP edits... those IDs ripen and then they can use them. This is better than IPs but the best thing to do is revert-block-ignore ++Lar: t/c 12:38, 16 January 2009 (EST)
I'm fine with a wiki adminship but I guess a formal decision has to be taken by the steerco. I get back to you as soon as this is through. Is there a way to set the wiki that ID creation has to be confirmed by mods or admins? w.
Yes. It is possible to configure the wiki so that there is no ability to create IDs just by clicking on register. For example see the WMF foundation wiki ... there's only a "log in" not a "register". Access is granted by the 'crats of that wiki after application. It's a configuration setting, done by changing settings in a file on the box, LocalSettings.php, so Dan will have to do it. See the MediaWiki wiki, specifically the access section of settings. See ... Hope that helps. ++Lar: t/c 17:07, 18 January 2009 (EST)
Larry, the SteerCo very welcomes your adminship at the wiki! Please arrange with Dan all the things needed to make this happen. As far as I remember the SteerCo/Webmasters have a "SuperUser" status at the wiki. Are those rights enough to create accounts? Blocking out boots is fine but it shouldn't create a bottleneck were all applications have to go through Dan or you. Sorry if I ask all these silly questions without doing a bit of research myself but I simply do not have the time right now to do a full emersion into wiki stuff. 21 January 2009
OK, great. I've reached out to Dan but haven't gotten back to him. Do I have the right email do you think? (I was using Dan at Peeron...) Maybe you could ping him? He and I can sort out the details... ++Lar: t/c 23:05, 21 January 2009 (EST)
Sysopped. Zigdon 11:11, 22 January 2009 (EST)

spam defenses

Spammers are creating accounts and getting round the current defenses.

May be desirable to consider installing and activating the AbuseFilter extension... see and for example ... and adding the patterns we see of spam pages to disallow them. (is there a better place to talk about this?) ++Lar: t/c 12:35, 29 June 2009 (EDT)

Hi Larry, can you work this out with Orion or Dan who have server access? w.