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Indirik

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Help with Spammy Userpages
« Topic Start: March 02, 2012, 10:33:17 PM »
Tom: can you take care of this? We have a user who entered spam links in all their user profile fields. I blocked the user, and tried to delete the userpage. But the SocialWiki page (or whatever it is) still shows all the spammy links. I can't see any way to get rid of them myself. Can you delete the user? I can only block them.

http://wiki.battlemaster.org/wiki/User:Jeffjohnson

There may be others.
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Re: Help with Spammy Userpages
« Reply #1: March 02, 2012, 10:36:30 PM »
I took a quick look at the block log, and there are a whole bunch like this. The users are blocked, and I've deleted any spam pages they made. But if they enter spammy crap in their social user page, I can't remove it. :(
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Re: Help with Spammy Userpages
« Reply #2: March 03, 2012, 12:06:46 PM »
give me the usernames and I'll delete them wholesale.

Are these new? Spambots? Or just idiots?

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Re: Help with Spammy Userpages
« Reply #3: March 06, 2012, 02:50:18 PM »
I checked the last 50 entries in the block log. That takes us back to last July. Here are the usernames I could find that have userprofiles filled with spam links:

Jeffjohnson
Netak387
Dalles783
Giller599
Ferrey562
Inku452
Yiber
Friek387
Satjin342

These are spambots, not clueless users. Eight of the nine were created in two spammer runs on Jan 26 and Jan 27.
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Re: Help with Spammy Userpages
« Reply #4: March 06, 2012, 04:22:59 PM »
Updated the Wiki and disabled the Social extension. That fixes it.


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Re: Help with Spammy Userpages
« Reply #5: March 06, 2012, 06:39:55 PM »
I like the new wiki--a lot more modern, 'clean' look to it. And I'm pretty sure nobody used the social section anyway.