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Polywell FAQ Wiki under spam attack - action needed

Posted: Mon May 09, 2011 3:26 am
by rcain

I dont know who's looking after but currently it has over 1150 separate pages containing spam. see eg: ... onelyPages

i just tried to delete one (by inserting {{delete| reason }} at top of page content) - but i think only administrators can actually delete. more important i think is stopping these people gaining access in the first place - they are continuiing to add new spam as we speak!

this thread/post follows from conversation on thread:


Is there an admin in the house please?

Posted: Mon May 09, 2011 6:43 am
by Giorgio
Only people that are enabled to post on Talk-Polywell should be enabled to post on the Wiki.
As an alternative the same procedure that is required to post on Talk-Polywell should be enabled on the Wiki page.
Like that you can keep almost all of the spammers and of the spam bots out.

Posted: Mon May 09, 2011 1:27 pm
by rcain
i agree. alternatively, users might only be granted access if they provide a short appplication letter/email explaining their interest/background in fusion/science. i know Focus Fusion use such a procedure for access to their forums.

WOA! stop press! looks like someone has just deleted all the proper Polywell pages! A malicious intruder.

Who here is actually looking after Wiki admin?

Posted: Mon May 09, 2011 1:28 pm
by MSimon
The wiki is not part of Talk Polywell that I am aware of. Maybe post this to General where it will get more attention.

Posted: Mon May 09, 2011 1:47 pm
by rcain
yes i'm aware that the Wiki is separate from talkPolywell. records on wiki show that Kiteman and TallDave seem to be major contributors. I will pm him.