[Olpc-sysadmin] spam at wiki, RT and Forum
dogi at laptop.org
Tue Feb 17 13:55:04 EST 2009
thx for this information sandy :)
... maybe we should invite you and mburns to our VIG meeting ...
can you forward this to him?
On Tue, Feb 17, 2009 at 12:28 PM, XO community support volunteer
<sandy at laptop.org> wrote:
> VIG team:
> The issue of spam at RT, wiki and the Forum have been addressed in several
> related RT tickets ( see RT1871 and others) and of course other message
> Last week I opened http://rt.laptop.org/Ticket/Display.html?id=33705 [
> which should, I think remain an open issue in the sysadmin queue ]
> Here is some data and an update.
> Mburns is updating the Forum code and has raised the level of Captcha.
> We have also disallowed attachments and excessive URL lines which have been
> a pattern in spam and porn posts.
> Very recent stats include around 70 new users overnight, 2/17, not
> activated... and over 400 new users in the last 4-5 days, most all spammers
> which were activated.
> It appears likely that the same abuse goes to all three areas: RT, wiki, and
> forum...perhaps even the same users abusing these arenas. It is unknown to
> me in blog.laptop.org has been subject to similar problems, perhaps
> explaining why it appears up then down from day to day.
> The forum is prominently listed at the wiki and linked to in many documents,
> and is clearly under influence by OLPC.
> This note to encourage a coordinated effort!!
> Mr. Sandy Culver
> sandy at laptop.org
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