Ouch

Someone has apparently written a bot which does nothing but adds random words to wiki pages. This is hard to catch using regular spam catching techniques as it posts from different IP addresses and does not contain URLs (or anything recognizable). As far as I can tell, it's either purely malicious, a test, or an attempt to poison bayesian filters.

Nevertheless, it's causing major PITA to admins who need to roll back changes. Might be a good reason to make a really fast rollback mechanism for admins...




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I don't know what effect that bot has on your site, but it's quite consistently slowest to serve (actually second to blogger -pre-goofle) from my list at blogilista.

--psi-, 27-Sep-2007


Yeah, we have a *lot* of traffic right now, and we are operating at half capacity due to some lost hardware.

--JanneJalkanen, 27-Sep-2007


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