User talk:Cwickert

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Deblock of IP

Hi Cwickert, I saw that you deblocked the proxy here The block had a clear reason: keeping the spambots out of this wiki. I don't have any idea to keep these out without blocking this webistes' proxy service. This need to stop and unblocking that IP will not solve the problem at all. Any ideas? --Wiki13 10:48, 6 April 2012 (UTC)

Let us please discuss this on the mailing list and I already wrote something there. Some ideas:
  • no anonymous editing
  • stronger captchas for registration
  • email confirmation before first edit
  • get rid of the proxy
  • block bots already in apache instead of the wiki
I think requirung people to post to the mailing list to have the proxy temporarily unblocked is not an option, especially as we give them no instructions what to do.
--Cwickert 11:17, 6 April 2012 (UTC)
I think, of the things you said, that email confirmation before first edit is a good solution. It wil stop the bots as they mostly have no email set in the preferences. The site-admin could implement this if everyone on the mailing list agrees with this. --Wiki13 12:12, 6 April 2012 (UTC)
PS: I thought already some time on disabling the proxy and installing CheckUser so we can block spamming IP's. And the spam comes from logged in users not anonymous users

Alright, lets discuss further steps on the mailinglist or at least by mail with all interested parties. --Cwickert 13:12, 6 April 2012 (UTC)

  • I subscribed to the RSS feed for LXDE wiki changes. I can block users immediately. Smile4ever 16:57, 6 April 2012 (UTC)