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Old 10-18-2010   #1
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Default Wiki cleanup(spam)

There is a great deal of spam all through the wiki.

Needs a big clean up and some preventions put in place.

Here is an example. http://game-engine.visual3d.net/ille...cans-dont-want
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Old 10-19-2010   #2
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yeah, i noticed that, doesn't give a good impression of V3D.

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Old 10-22-2010   #3
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Thanks for bringing this back to our attention. The comments are festering with spam (99% approx). We're raising the priority on dealing with this now, quickly. Thanks!
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Old 01-02-2011   #4
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More spam found in the comments here:
http://game-engine.visual3d.net/wiki...-animation-v32

Also in the Game Engine Manuals sidebar is a LOT of spam which is highly inappropriate, nothing to do with the use of Visual3D and is messing up the wiki for people looking for information and tutorials.

I'm removing their links from the posts as well and Marking them as SPAM to make them easier to find if you use a filter.

Now if only I could delete the stupid spam comments.

Last edited by lordfirefox : 01-02-2011 at 01:05 PM.
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Old 01-02-2011   #5
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Thanks for the note. We've just been disabling comments from all wiki pages in the interim, to prevent this spam. Thanks for your help here.
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Old 01-06-2011   #6
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I use this: http://www.projecthoneypot.org

To prevent bots and other undesirables from spamming my sites.

I'm not sure what Wiki software you guys use but I've also enabled ReCaptcha to prevent bots from making random accounts on my site.
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Old 01-06-2011   #7
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I'd also like to stress that having so much spam with so many outgoing links most search engines won't even bother indexing V3D at all. Google Page Rank 4/10 and 25000+ indexed pages on your domain means that any general searcher will never stumble upon you. And I myself found about V3D digged deep inside some wiki page about engines. Its better to at least wipe it clean and close discussions until this can be solved.
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Old 01-09-2011   #8
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People are spamming everywhere. http://game-engine.visual3d.net/foru...4122#post14122
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Old 01-12-2011   #9
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That one was cleaned up before I even got there.
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Old 01-21-2011   #10
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It's getting out of control, probably going to have to assign a dedicated community member to wiki cleanup.
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Old 01-29-2011   #11
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Is there anymore of it? We've disabled comments on every page that I know of -- did I miss some? Disabling Comments prevents this form of spam.

If you see any wiki pages with spam, please report them here, so that I can "fix" them as well.
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Old 02-08-2011   #12
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Quote:
Originally Posted by najak View Post
Is there anymore of it? We've disabled comments on every page that I know of -- did I miss some? Disabling Comments prevents this form of spam.

If you see any wiki pages with spam, please report them here, so that I can "fix" them as well.
Doesn't look like there is anymore of it but in the process of cleanup my main account "lordfirefox" got banned And THAT is the account my visual3d.net account is activated on.


Update: found some more, Right on the main Wiki page in fact.
http://game-engine.visual3d.net/

Last edited by lordfirefox01 : 02-08-2011 at 03:48 PM. Reason: Updated with link to more spam.
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Old 03-19-2011   #13
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By the way my main account "lordfirefox" is still banned.
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