User talk:Svdb

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Old stuff moved to User talk:Svdb/Old.

Spambots back[edit]

It looks like they started in earnest right after the massive creation of spam pages by a single user. Any chance that the small internal change to the ConfirmEdit extension that you did last year to thwart the automated spambot scripts somehow got undone when the "mass delete" option got added? --Fyzixfighter (talk) 03:58, 3 October 2014 (CEST)

I'm afraid not. What I originally did was to replace the names of some form fields. I changed them again now. If that doesn't help, I'll have to figure out something else. — SvdB (talk) 23:53, 8 October 2014 (CEST)

Looks like spambots are back again making a bunch of new user accounts. No spam pages yet. It seems to coincide with the upgrading of the MediaWiki software? --Fyzixfighter (talk) 14:09, 24 February 2016 (CET)

It may actually be the case that since the upgrade before this one, creating new accounts was broken completely.
I'll see what I can do. — SvdB (talk) 13:23, 27 February 2016 (CET)