Message #1420

From: Roice Nelson <>
Subject: Re: [MC4D] Spams on Superliminal wiki
Date: Tue, 15 Feb 2011 21:26:52 -0600

That’s unfortunate, though I can’t say I’m surprised.

Melinda, your wiki settings do currently force one to make a user account to
make edits. So by looking at the recent changes
I can see some of the offending accounts that were created for this round of
spamming. Banning them doesn’t seem like it would do much good if they can
just create new accounts. The only solution I can see would be to have a
policy like on the yahoo group, where new accounts don’t have edit rights
until initial contributions are reviewed. I have no idea if the wiki
software supports this, but it might. It’s sad it would be an increased
administrative burden, but it might still be the best option.

My thanks to Nan as well for noticing this.


On Tue, Feb 15, 2011 at 7:58 PM, Melinda Green <>wrote:

> Wow, that’s pretty rude of people to use our wiki in an attempt to boost
> their Google rankings. I found four more such pages and deleted them. I
> did that by hitting the "random page" link a bunch of times. Clearly
> that’s not a solution. I don’t know how to ban or otherwise deal with
> this problem short of requiring people to create accounts or something.
> If anyone knows more about how to protect against people creating spam
> pages, please let me know.
> Thanks for noticing this, Nan.
> -Melinda
> On 2/15/2011 5:14 PM, schuma wrote:
> > Hi,
> >
> > I found that in the recent two weeks there are some spammers on
> Superliminal wiki. You can find their actions in recent changes. In addition
> to removing these spam pages, is it possible to permanently ban these users?
> Any ideas to prevent wiki spamming in advance?
> >
> > Nan