[Systems] Spam on cl.sugarlabs.org

Bernie Innocenti bernie at codewiz.org
Mon Aug 19 17:33:58 EDT 2013

On 08/17/2013 05:17 AM, Sebastian Silva wrote:
> Hi guys,
> For what it's worth, I've invested some time removing spam and blocking
> users from the pe.sugarlabs.org wiki:
> http://pe.sugarlabs.org/go/Especial:CambiosRecientes
> It might be too little, too late, but I wrote a couple of python scripts
> for bulk operations:
> https://git.sugarlabs.org/somosazucar/spamblaster
> 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
> password.
> 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.

I also think it's best to start a new wiki and move any useful content
into it. This way we can drop these enormous databases.

For the time being, thank you for despamming pe.sugarlabs.org.

 _ // Bernie Innocenti
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