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Nevertheless, spam remains a problem and it seems that only one or two members on this wiki are allowed to delete pages and/or block users.  Other wiki members spot the spam but can't do anything about it.  They can blank the page, but then as soon as the page gets deleted, so does any record that the page was blanked.  So in effect it's worthless for normal users to spend any effort fighting the spam, because their efforts will be deleted too.
 
Nevertheless, spam remains a problem and it seems that only one or two members on this wiki are allowed to delete pages and/or block users.  Other wiki members spot the spam but can't do anything about it.  They can blank the page, but then as soon as the page gets deleted, so does any record that the page was blanked.  So in effect it's worthless for normal users to spend any effort fighting the spam, because their efforts will be deleted too.
  
== Hopeless ==
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== Helping ==
If you don't ''promptly'' delete vandals like [[Special:Contributions/Rickpetko9179|Rickpetko9179]], [[Special:Contributions/Rudolfhollad4|Rudolfhollad4]] (and [[Special:Contributions/Rudolfhollad5|5]] and [[Special:Contributions/Rudolfhollad6|6]]) and [[Special:Contributions/Ovbbkbb|Ovbbkbb]], this wiki will suffocate under the weight of the spam.  At the moment, the wiki is losing the battle, which is sad.  Somebody ''please'' look at the "Recent changes" page once in a while and clean it up.
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If you are interested in helping to block spamming accounts and revert edits please apply for administrator access on the SAC list (or contact [[User:Arnulf_Christl|Arnulf Christl]] directly). Thanks.
 
 
....plus many more. If you are interested in helping to block spamming accounts and revert edits please apply for administrator access on the SAC list (or contact [[User:Arnulf_Christl|Arnulf Christl]] directly). Thanks.
 
  
 
== Shields up again ==
 
== Shields up again ==
  
 
I have added some new captchas and the spam burden seems the be heavily reduced. Let's monitor... Cheers Markus [[User:Neteler|Neteler]] 00:33, 31 May 2012 (PDT)
 
I have added some new captchas and the spam burden seems the be heavily reduced. Let's monitor... Cheers Markus [[User:Neteler|Neteler]] 00:33, 31 May 2012 (PDT)
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:Huge improvement, thank you!  Could you also please nuke the user [[Special:Contributions/Ovbbkbb|Ovbbkbb]] and revert the pdf file uploaded? [[User:Leo|Leo]] 02:57, 10 June 2012 (PDT)

Revision as of 09:57, 10 June 2012

Nonsense text and promotional links are an ever-present problem on this wiki. Those who add the pages don't seem to understand that these wiki links don't add anything to their pagerank and are just a waste of their and our time.

Nevertheless, spam remains a problem and it seems that only one or two members on this wiki are allowed to delete pages and/or block users. Other wiki members spot the spam but can't do anything about it. They can blank the page, but then as soon as the page gets deleted, so does any record that the page was blanked. So in effect it's worthless for normal users to spend any effort fighting the spam, because their efforts will be deleted too.

Helping

If you are interested in helping to block spamming accounts and revert edits please apply for administrator access on the SAC list (or contact Arnulf Christl directly). Thanks.

Shields up again

I have added some new captchas and the spam burden seems the be heavily reduced. Let's monitor... Cheers Markus Neteler 00:33, 31 May 2012 (PDT)

Huge improvement, thank you! Could you also please nuke the user Ovbbkbb and revert the pdf file uploaded? Leo 02:57, 10 June 2012 (PDT)