[pmwiki-users] How To Help Fight Spam on PmWiki.org

Chris Cox ccox at airmail.net
Fri Sep 29 13:02:58 CDT 2006

Pico wrote:
> (4) Blocklist: This is *the most important step*.  If you fix a spammed page,
> particularly where PmWiki content was totally overwritten by spam, then you can,
> and *should* add the spammer's IP address to the block list at Site.Blocklist.  
> The password is "quick"  Follow the pattern of other entries and enter the first
> three sets of ip numbers, with an asterisk for the 4th set, and no leading
> zeros, and place it at the appropriate (sorted) location.

Perhaps most important, but also most FLAWED.  Don't do this unless you
can correcty identify the netblock or IP and know that it is not
a dynamic IP (chances are, you won't know this info).

Better solution is to implement a site wide password for edits.  Any
spamming beyond that perhaps can be handled with more extreme

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