[SciPy-dev] cleaning out wiki spam

Fernando Perez fperez.net@gmail....
Tue Feb 24 16:15:47 CST 2009


On Tue, Feb 24, 2009 at 11:33 AM, Peter Wang <pwang@enthought.com> wrote:

> I would not be adverse to locking things down a bit; OTOH, if we move
> to the new Moin on the new server with CAPTCHAs, that might do most of
> the trick.

That would be great.  I'm not totally happy with having had to lock
things down, but it was the only solution at the time.

>
> Incidentally, I went through and cleared out 2500 spam pages from the
> ipython wiki directory as well, and moved them into /home/ipython/wiki/
> data/badpages.  These were done with a much more conservative set of
> patterns than what I applied to the main scipy page, and I'm fairly
> confident they were all spam (mostly Chinese characters, World of
> Warcraft gold, etc.).

Thanks a lot! We did have a lot of that for a while (before the
lockdown), and any cleanup that helps the server be more responsive is
welcome.

Cheers,

f


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