I'm working on modernizing Rosetta Code's infrastructure. Starting with communications. Please accept this time-limited open invite to RC's Slack.. --Michael Mol (talk) 20:59, 30 May 2020 (UTC)

User talk:Short Circuit/Spammer?

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I suspect (on the basis of what you removed earlier from Category talk:Programming Tasks) that User:Rkcy81 is a spammer. Fits the pattern. You might want to take action sooner rather than later. –Donal Fellows 13:16, 16 February 2010 (UTC)

The username and edit fit the patterns I've seen before, but creating an account requires human intervention, due to the CAPTCHA. It's easy enough to revert all of a user's edits, if necessary. I'm going to hold off for a bit. I've got an idea for how to allow someone with privilege adjustment permissions to force a suspect account to service CAPTCHA requests for each edit, and that might be a better solution in the long run. --Michael Mol 13:57, 16 February 2010 (UTC)


Content of http://rosettacode.org/wiki/Rosetta_Code_talk:Village_Pump looks spammy, like a test run for blog spam. Particularly telling is the fact that the author hasn't contributed anything else. You might want to just revert things back there and have a think about whether some other form of block should be applied… –Donal Fellows 12:16, 10 June 2010 (UTC)

I'll take a wait-and-see approach. Individual users can be mass-rolled-back if necessary. I can see about re-enabling CAPTCHAs for all non-logged-in, but I really don't have the time right now to deal with anything short of an emergency situation. --Michael Mol 13:40, 10 June 2010 (UTC)