[Systems] Spam on cl.sugarlabs.org

Sebastian Silva sebastian at fuentelibre.org
Sat Aug 17 05:17:08 EDT 2013

Hi guys,
For what it's worth, I've invested some time removing spam and blocking 
users from the pe.sugarlabs.org wiki:

It might be too little, too late, but I wrote a couple of python scripts 
for bulk operations:

spamblaster.py will display batches of 500 "lonely" pages and ask for 
confirmation to delete them
lonely pages are ones that are not linked from any other pages in the wiki
spammer_blocker.py will display batches of 50 users and ask which are 
legit, block the rest

Note you need to edit the files to put your wiki host, username and 

Maybe for the current state of all 4 local labs wikis, a "start anew" 
strategy will be better, but I thought I'd post these just in case they 
are useful for cleaning up less severily spammed wikis.


El 15/08/13 15:50, Frederick Grose escribió:
> On Thu, Aug 15, 2013 at 4:37 PM, Bernie Innocenti <bernie at codewiz.org> wrote:
>> On 08/15/2013 04:35 PM, Bernie Innocenti wrote:
>>> Hello Werner,
>>> are you still the maintainer of cl.sugarlabs.org? The wiki has been
>>> overwritten with spam, and I'd like to get it despammed as soon as
>>> possible or taken down. The MediaWiki db has quickly grown to 3GB and
>>> keeps growing.
>> Sebastian, the same thing is happening to pe.sugarlabs.org:
>>    http://pe.sugarlabs.org/go/Especial:CambiosRecientes
>> --
>>   _ // Bernie Innocenti
>>   \X/  http://codewiz.org
> See
> http://wiki.laptop.org/go/User_talk:Quozl#Defending
> for recent changes at wiki.laptop.org due to spam.
> See
> http://lists.wikimedia.org/pipermail/mediawiki-l/2013-May/041280.html
> (and followup by the author) for a recently suggested control method.
> The OpenID extension author recently said that he is working to
> restore the ability to require new users to register with OpenID:
> https://bugzilla.wikimedia.org/show_bug.cgi?id=51331
>            --Fred

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