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Re: RDFa wiki upgrade

From: Sergey Chernyshev <sergey.chernyshev@gmail.com>
Date: Thu, 7 Jan 2010 15:41:30 -0500
Message-ID: <9984a7a71001071241j35e9fed8x22821924e7b80c75@mail.gmail.com>
To: Nathan Kinkade <nkinkade@creativecommons.org>
Cc: RDFa <public-rdf-in-xhtml-tf@w3.org>, Nathan Yergler <nathan@creativecommons.org>
That fix for multiple OpenID URLs that was broken was actually about 6
months (it's a good idea to always run maintenance/update.php every time you
upgrade MW or extensions' code - they have hooks to run data updates). Also
OpenID got updated just recently by IAlex to bring some cool features,
mainly backporting user preferences which now shows OpenID tab on all stable
versions (pre-1.16) of MW.

I'm actually a maintainer of this extension right now, that's why I know
that much about it ;)

This spammer seems to be a person (quite slow for a bot), although it might
be a very smart bot as well - changing existing links and stuff.

        Sergey


On Thu, Jan 7, 2010 at 2:05 PM, Nathan Kinkade <nkinkade@creativecommons.org
> wrote:

> I think the OpenID extension was already fairly recent, but I updated
> to the absolute latest commit to HEAD.  I also added the config you
> asked for below.
>
> Do you think the spam is being posted by a bot, but via an account
> that was already setup?  Or do you feel like it's coming from an
> actual person who is logging in and doing it manually?
>
> Nathan
>
> On Thu, Jan 7, 2010 at 1:28 PM, Sergey Chernyshev
> <sergey.chernyshev@gmail.com> wrote:
> > BTW, it's worth upgrading RDFa wiki's OpenID extension and running
> > maintenance/update.php to upgrade data structures (for this and other
> > extensions).
> > Setting $wgOpenIDShowProviderIcons = true; might also be a good idea.
> > Thank you,
> >
> >         Sergey
> >
> >
> > --
> > Sergey Chernyshev
> > http://www.sergeychernyshev.com/
> >
> >
> > On Thu, Jan 7, 2010 at 1:25 PM, Sergey Chernyshev
> > <sergey.chernyshev@gmail.com> wrote:
> >>
> >> http://rdfa.info/wiki/Special:Contributions/Benhurtisson is another
> >> spammer - quite prolific.
> >> Unfortunately, these are already rergistered users - it's probably worth
> >> doing something like enabling CAPTCHA for changes with links, but I
> don't
> >> know how to do that.
> >> I don't know any better way of handling that. Maybe using Wordpress's
> >> anti-spam service for triggering CAPTCHA or notifying Bureaucrats, but
> this
> >> requires a new extension - I don't think it exists yet..
> >>         Sergey
> >>
> >>
> >> --
> >> Sergey Chernyshev
> >> http://www.sergeychernyshev.com/
> >>
> >>
> >> On Mon, Dec 21, 2009 at 4:13 PM, Nathan Kinkade
> >> <nkinkade@creativecommons.org> wrote:
> >>>
> >>> Sergey,
> >>>
> >>> I deleted the pages created by Louisuuitt and Sebaksj123 and also
> >>> blocked them and the user Bozozo.  This past Friday I blocked user
> >>> PeterWarner1 at the request of Ben, and it looks like someone has
> >>> reverted the changes from that user as well.
> >>>
> >>> If you guys would like for me to install some other spam-fighting
> >>> extensions just let me know.
> >>>
> >>> Best,
> >>>
> >>> Nathan (Kinkade)
> >>>
> >>> On Mon, Dec 21, 2009 at 3:49 PM, Nathan Yergler
> >>> <nathan@creativecommons.org> wrote:
> >>> > Hi Sergey,
> >>> >
> >>> > I'm cc'ing Nathan Kinkade who can handle those rollbacks/blocks.
> >>> >
> >>> > Thanks for paying attention to that.
> >>> >
> >>> > Nathan
> >>> >
> >>> >
> >>> > On Mon, Dec 21, 2009 at 7:53 AM, Sergey Chernyshev
> >>> > <sergey.chernyshev@gmail.com> wrote:
> >>> >> Guys,
> >>> >> I noticed some spam messages were posted to RDFa wiki - I reverted
> >>> >> edits
> >>> >> from this guy:
> >>> >> http://rdfa.info/wiki/Special:Contributions/Bozozo
> >>> >> But can't delete new pages created by these two:
> >>> >> http://rdfa.info/wiki/Special:Contributions/Louisuuitt
> >>> >> http://rdfa.info/wiki/Special:Contributions/Sebaksj123
> >>> >> Need someone from admin group to come and delete pages + ban.
> >>> >> If you're in this
> >>> >>
> >>> >> list:
> http://rdfa.info/mediawiki/index.php?title=Special:ListUsers&username=&group=sysop
> ,
> >>> >> please come to rescue.
> >>> >> Thank you,
> >>> >>
> >>> >>         Sergey
> >>> >>
> >>> >>
> >>> >> --
> >>> >> Sergey Chernyshev
> >>> >> http://www.sergeychernyshev.com/
> >>> >>
> >>> >
> >>
> >
> >
>
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