gabriele renzi wrote:

> David Ross ha scritto:
>
>> trans. (T. Onoma) wrote:
>>
>
>> These spam attacks are ridiculous. There needs to be a type of 
>> honeypot system. I'm still curious how these spammers are working, 
>> through manual or bot. Logs or explaination would help.
>
>
> I guess it is bots. This is why the spammed pages are usually the one 
> linked from the main page. And this is why usemod-based wiki get 
> spammed almost everyday while other engines are not (widely used, so 
> an optimal target for a spambot).
>
>> I still think setting a link to trap the spammer in thier own db 
>> where no public changes are made and they view thier  changes are the 
>> better idea.
>
>
> I never understood this. A lone rider spamming some pages by hand is 
> not a problem, the wiki community can fix it easily.  Automated 
> systems are the real one, and should be fighted with some simple 
> captcha. Everything, IMHO, anyway.
>
>
I would love captcha's, I think they are a good idea. Unfortunately not 
all people think so, I think they need to be cimplemented regardless. It 
would solve problems.

David Ross
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