Re: OVC website forum has been hacked probably by a Google rating promoter spider

From: Edmund R. Kennedy <ekennedyx_at_yahoo_dot_com>
Date: Fri May 13 2005 - 09:54:34 CDT

Hello Roy:

Yes, that would probably work. I know it goes against
the grain of the basic philosophy behind Wiki's to
have any sort of posting restrictions but we've got to
be practical. (Roy, I'm actually addressing this
remark to someone else at OVC.) So, what is your wiki
(send it to me off conference please)?

Thanks, Ed Kennedy

--- "Roy M. Silvernail" <roy-ovc@rant-central.com>
wrote:
> Edmund R. Kennedy wrote:
>
> >Hello:
> >
> >Go to the web site forum under 'Clued in' and look
> for
> >the poster 'dfdfd'. Also, I'm suspicious of
> 'asdf'.
> >In my experience with the OVC Wiki there were
> usually
> >two postings with one being the Google listing
> >promotion site and the other one being some sort
> of
> >flag or beacon. I think 'Guest' access has to be
> >turned off to prevent this.
> >
> FWIW, I've experienced the same problem on a wiki I
> have up. My
> solution was to enable a feature that requires
> manual approval of links
> in a page edit, as well as a hard limit on the
> number of links in a
> single page. It's more work for the members, but
> the WikiSpam stopped.
> Merely turning guest access off didn't help, as the
> spammer in question
> simply registered a user and tuned the bot to use
> it.
>
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