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(Reset indent) I have changesets prepared to update ConfirmEdit (replace ReCaptcha with Asirra and modify the triggers) and to install AbuseFilter (no sense ignoring a tool that could be useful). I will push them to the repository as soon as we agree that there is consensus for these changes.

Also, @Giga: Have you begun to pursue the direct access with Donovan? —Dr Ishmael Diablo the chicken.gif 21:30, 9 June 2011 (UTC)

If we get AbuseFilter, I'm not sure we'll need to update the CATcha triggers. --JonTheMon 13:46, 10 June 2011 (UTC)
They serve different purposes. ConfirmEdit is preventive, while AbuseFilter is reactive. You can't define filters in advance for every single attack that will happen in the future, but if the bots can't save any edits in the first place, you'll have fewer successful attacks that require a response. —Dr Ishmael Diablo the chicken.gif 14:37, 10 June 2011 (UTC)
Fair enough. I can live with that. --JonTheMon 14:48, 10 June 2011 (UTC)
I have every confidence in you (plural you) and fully support your decisions. A F K sig 2.jpg A F K When Needed 15:38, 10 June 2011 (UTC)
I'm going to request that the AbuseFilter extension be installed today. We are using it on the Terraria Wiki quite successfully against these types of gibberbots that started attacking early yesterday. Jon created the filter, and overnight it disallowed 99 gibber edits. You can choose to use it or not, but if you wish to see anon edits re enabled, it's probably the fastest solution. While it's not perfect, it's a relatively easy. -- Wynthyst User Wynthyst sig icon.png talk 13:18, 13 June 2011 (UTC)
Great, thanks! I'm also pushing the ConfirmEdit change to Asirra (or CATcha as Jon likes to say :P ), but without the new trigger settings - it will still only trigger if a new external link is added, when creating an account, and after 3 failed login attempts. —Dr Ishmael Diablo the chicken.gif 15:23, 13 June 2011 (UTC)
CATcha is live. —Dr Ishmael Diablo the chicken.gif 16:25, 17 June 2011 (UTC)
No, it's not. -- 21:09, 17 June 2011 (UTC)
Try with a link to an extremely unlikely page to have been linked before, say, here (random link to random amazon). "it will still only trigger if a new external link is added, when creating an account, and after 3 failed login attempts." ∵Scythe∵ 23:48, 17 June 2011 (UTC)
That's a nice sofa. If it only blocks new external links, we could just add links to the spamlist as they come up. Eventually we'll run out of old ones. Felix Omni Signature.png 01:30, 18 June 2011 (UTC)
That's no sofa! (it's a slipcover, they're made to prevent your cushions from becoming threadbare.) ∵Scythe∵ 02:13, 18 June 2011 (UTC)
Sofa is the last word in the product title, therefore it's a sofa. Felix Omni Signature.png 04:13, 18 June 2011 (UTC)
You're all idiots, for different reasons.
@Mr. IP: You added those links on the Sandbox within an HTML comment. That's not actually adding a link to the page, because it isn't displayed.
@Scythe: "a new external link" means a new link on that article, not new to the wiki overall. That's just dumb.
I know it was enabled because I tested it - I logged out, then added a link to an article that wasn't on the article before and was not hidden in a comment. Asirra was triggered. —Dr Ishmael Diablo the chicken.gif 04:50, 18 June 2011 (UTC)
Asirra was installed on GuildWiki and another Curse wiki yesterday, but after testing it was discovered that it was blocking new user registrations for some reason. It's been removed and ReCaptcha has been installed until they can figure out what the problem is with Asirra (or another alternative). -- Wynthyst User Wynthyst sig icon.png talk 05:09, 18 June 2011 (UTC)
"You're all idiots" seems like a bit of a harsh critique... :'( ∵Scythe∵ 13:47, 18 June 2011 (UTC)
Goobers? —Dr Ishmael Diablo the chicken.gif 14:04, 18 June 2011 (UTC)
That may be a personal attack depending on whether you mean nostril mucus or the delicious candy. Felix Omni Signature.png 15:01, 18 June 2011 (UTC)
Goober = peanut (and the chocolate-coated peanut candy), booger = snot. I've never heard of "goober" referring to the other. —Dr Ishmael Diablo the chicken.gif 15:29, 18 June 2011 (UTC)
I guess I've confused anagrams with synonyms again. Felix Omni Signature.png 16:40, 18 June 2011 (UTC)
You're all idiots, that wasn't a srs omfgwtfbbq he called me an idiot. ∵Scythe∵ 22:58, 18 June 2011 (UTC)
A village is calling, they want their idiots back. ;-) Ariyen 03:36, 19 June 2011 (UTC)


Working on the assumption that the downtime will become a topic of conversation, I provide a link to Curse's explanation for the downtime. Nwash User-Nwash-Eyes.png 12:00, 26 June 2011 (UTC)

Curse changed our footer

Curse made a number of changes to our base code today, one of which was to add an additional copyright notice to the Curse footer.

"GuildWiki content and materials are trademarks and copyrights of ArenaNet or its licensors. All rights reserved."

This is incorrect. GuildWiki content is not copyrighted at all, it is free content under the Creative Commons. The only content that is copyrighted by ArenaNet is images that are screenshots, concept art, or other game assets, and this is clearly specified by the {{screenshot}} template on each image's page.

This needs to be communicated to Curse, and it should probably come from a bureaucrat (**coughFelixcough**). —Dr Ishmael Diablo the chicken.gif 14:42, 30 June 2011 (UTC)

I'm reading this!! --Bumbletalk 14:48, 30 June 2011 (UTC)