November 01, 2004

After the weblogging world started to get to grips with the comment-spammers, wikispam was the next natural arena for the spammers to embrace: wikis are lightweight, open-for-all-to-edit pages that thrive and grow organizally as users contribute and correct information in them. As anyone can enter information; spammers are also free to add their links. Over the weekend, some asian spammer(s) registered at a wiki I'm administering and added thousands of links (presumably) selling 氯化锌法, 氯化聚乙烯无尘复合稳定润滑剂 and all sorts of other keywords meaning nothing in the context of the wiki they were ported in.

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I don't see why not we can't figure out a way for wiki software to auto-block spam; even integrating with the URL lists/patterns in MT Blacklist?

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