User talk:MikeMol/Spammer?

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Latest comment: 13 years ago by Short Circuit in topic Spammer?


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)Reply[reply]

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)Reply[reply]


Content of 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)Reply[reply]

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)Reply[reply]