Logan C. wrote:
On Mar 26, 2006, at 11:26 AM, Josef ‘Jupp’ SCHUGT wrote:
This is really alien. When I visit the page I
URL: http://qurl.net/ua (try http://qurl.net/u9 when down)
IS: Current status of German c.l.r FAQ rewrite
One of you is probably in the spam tarpit
At least one person editing the RubyBookList page is using
dsl.telesp.net.br as an IP provider.
At some point in the past, someone from dsl.telesp.net.br spammed the
Ruby Garden Home page and earned an explicit entry in the ban list.
I’ve reviewed the log and it seems that there is no recent spam from
that IP provider, so I’ll remove it from the ban list.
Sorry for the inconvenience. If anyone else is having strange problems
with stuff mysteriously disappearing, you too might be stuck in the
tarpit. In most cases, setting up an explicit user name in the
preferences link at the bottom of each page is enough to escape the
tarpit. In some cases where you are unlucky enough to share an IP
provider with a spammer, you might be in the explicit ban list. In that
case, feel free to contact me with any questions.
So, is the tarpit working? Just some stats over the last month:
Number of legit wiki updates: 222
Number of spam attacks: 704
So, the spam attacks are still over 3 times the legit traffic.
Fortunately, most of the attacks are directed to the tarpit. I’ve spent
very little time lately doing any wiki cleanup and it looks as few
others have either. The tarpit seems to be doing its job.
– Jim W.