Thanks for your help! I know you don't need the {{welcome}} guide, but... welcome!

Thanks for flagging the spammy user pages. I don't know what to do about these as there are so many... I think we want to have a profile setup wizard ASAP - we can put on or more questions in there to help identify spammers. I know the Wikimedia Foundation is working on a profile wizard, so we should see if it's usable yet. Let us know if you have ideas. --Chriswaterguy 02:37, 5 February 2012 (PST)

Well, they actually are not user pages, since those users don't exist. All of them should be deleted then. I would also suggest to add some rules to AbuseFilter. You can also set up the wiki the way anonymous users can't create pages, only edit. Etc. It only depends on the level of strictness you want to set.
Danny B. 03:46, 5 February 2012 (PST)


It's really nice to check the edits by new & anon users and Special:AbuseLog and find that you've rolled back spammy edits, and Lonny has deleted the new spam pages, and there's nothing much for me to do!

Re your suggestions above, I also added an AbuseFilter warning for users/anons editing user pages that aren't their own, and that has made a very big difference. Thank you for the suggestion, and thanks for all your continued help. --Chriswaterguy 04:43, 27 May 2012 (PDT)

That's actually caused because of me hanging on the Recent changes IRC channel, where I noticed the traffic... One of the useful characters of it... ;-)
Re the configuration, I will have some more suggestions on how to prevent spammers later on...
Danny B. 04:51, 27 May 2012 (PDT)
Ah, excellent. I don't use IRC most days, but I have #appropedia-rc open and will use it.
I look forward to suggestions! We've also had suggestions about how to restrict access to the API while minimizing disruption to genuine users - just need to arrange the work on the server. --Chriswaterguy 05:25, 27 May 2012 (PDT)