i dont think ramiro was a spammer dude 184.108.40.206
Hm. The text seemed kinda random cut + paste like the regular spam + linked to a random website (albeit less of a scam/phishy one than usual). The behaviour is the same as the spam we get. If they wanted to edit the wiki, why would they bother with the User Talk Page? And if I axed someone who was a real person, you'd think they'd speak up on the Discord. (Ola Ramiro: if you are a real person, come say hi on the discord!) Unfavorablist (talk)
Excuse me, but why was my previous account, Cy blocked? i was not vandalising or spamming, and i would like to help out. Sincerely, Malcolm AKA Cy 01:01, 25 April 2018 (UTC)
P.S I think it would be a good idea if we restricted page creation. Malcolm AKA Cy 01:01, 25 April 2018 (UTC)
If it came in the middle of a spambot wave, it might have just got caught up while I was deleting crap. Apologies. Do you want that unblocked or are you content with the account you have now? I assume you are also on the discord? Unfavorablist (talk) 03:07, 25 April 2018 (UTC)
- No, i'm not on the discord, and i won't join it, sorry. I am content with this current account, better to keep the old one blocked so it does not get compromised. Thank you :) Malcolm (AKA Cy) 03:13, 25 April 2018 (UTC)
Idea to Combat Spam
There seems to be a lot of spam accounts being made. A similar thing happened to a Facebook group I recently joined. Their solution was to block everyone from joining, and if you wanted to join you had to hop on their Discord and leave a message. Then, the admin would let you join the group.
Would it be possible to do something similar to this?
- Unfavourablist can't do anything about this; you need to contact Saferindoors. MalcolmTalk 05:27, 29 May 2018 (UTC)
Hm... even after googling, I have no idea how to do that or if I even have the ability. I will investigate further when I have a moment. Hang tight! Unfavorablist (talk) 00:19, 21 June 2018 (AEST)
Malcolm... please check if you can edit again. Unfavorablist (talk) 10:06, 21 June 2018 (AEST)
- I can now that the autoblock has expired. I think that your user group is not able to give IPBE. MalcolmTalk 08:34, 24 June 2018 (AEST)
Spam + dealing with it
Could you please attempt to contact its_safer_indoors and request more rights on the wiki + required email confirmation? That seems to be the only thing which may stop the spam. You seem to be the only active user here, so sorry if I'm being intrusive.
There is a reddit account under u/Unfavorablesemi, but it is most likely fake. It hasn't posted anything at this time.