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::: Well I guess it will be for the best. Do spammers actually register before going on a spree? Or would disabling anon edits be enough? [[User:Steve|Steve]] 18:13, 5 January 2013 (UTC)
 
::: Well I guess it will be for the best. Do spammers actually register before going on a spree? Or would disabling anon edits be enough? [[User:Steve|Steve]] 18:13, 5 January 2013 (UTC)
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:::: Well it's nice to see that things don't change around here lol. Shame the wiki had to be put on lock down due to vandals. It sickens me from all the good we did on this wiki for so many years. Nice to see a few people still are around here though. I felt nostalgic and thought I would pop in. -- [[Image:Isk8.png]] [[User:Isk8|<font color="darkred">'''<u>''Isk8''</u>'''</font>]] [[User_talk:Isk8|(T]]/[[Special:Contributions/Isk8|C)]] 04:15, 9 January 2013 (UTC)
   
 
:::: Yes. The common tactic is to register, dump their payload on their userpage, then move the page into mainspace. We've had a filter in place for a while that prevented the move, but since the payloads varied so much, there was no way to stop the page creation. Now that we've blocked account creation, the spam will stop. &mdash;[[User:Dr_ishmael|Dr Ishmael]] [[File:Diablo_the_chicken.gif|link=User_talk:Dr_ishmael]] 18:18, 5 January 2013 (UTC)
 
:::: Yes. The common tactic is to register, dump their payload on their userpage, then move the page into mainspace. We've had a filter in place for a while that prevented the move, but since the payloads varied so much, there was no way to stop the page creation. Now that we've blocked account creation, the spam will stop. &mdash;[[User:Dr_ishmael|Dr Ishmael]] [[File:Diablo_the_chicken.gif|link=User_talk:Dr_ishmael]] 18:18, 5 January 2013 (UTC)

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Locking the wiki

For anyone who is still paying attention here, I would to propose that we lock the wiki. Both Guild Wars and GuildWiki are essentially dead - 90% of all edits anymore are spam or vandalism. I still pay attention to RecentChanges, but only to revert the spam.

By "locking" the wiki, I mean that we disable anonymous edits and account creation. Users with existing accounts would not be affected - this means that pre-registered spammers (those that create accounts but don't actually attack until some time later) could still be a problem, and of course anyone could decide to go vandal, but this would prevent the majority of the spam that we've been receiving (not to mention the vandal attack last night). These changes would be enforced with AbuseFilter.

I'll put this in the sitenotice and leave comments open for 7 days. —Dr Ishmael Diablo the chicken.gif 15:59, 5 January 2013 (UTC)

Due to persistent vandals, I've been forced to lock down the wiki immediately. I apologize for any inconvenience this may cause, although I doubt it will cause much at all. —Dr Ishmael Diablo the chicken.gif 17:14, 5 January 2013 (UTC)
(edit conflict) 90%? That's fairly forgiving if you ask me.
Nothing is happening aside from Steve updating Nick (who is registered and thus unaffected), nothing else is going to happen. It's very unlikely to have a negative impact. --Vipermagi 17:18, 5 January 2013 (UTC)
Indeed, I just didn't want to lock it down without warning, and I didn't expect the current vandal to be this persistent. Oh well. —Dr Ishmael Diablo the chicken.gif 17:19, 5 January 2013 (UTC)
Well I guess it will be for the best. Do spammers actually register before going on a spree? Or would disabling anon edits be enough? Steve 18:13, 5 January 2013 (UTC)
Well it's nice to see that things don't change around here lol. Shame the wiki had to be put on lock down due to vandals. It sickens me from all the good we did on this wiki for so many years. Nice to see a few people still are around here though. I felt nostalgic and thought I would pop in. -- Isk8.png Isk8 (T/C) 04:15, 9 January 2013 (UTC)
Yes. The common tactic is to register, dump their payload on their userpage, then move the page into mainspace. We've had a filter in place for a while that prevented the move, but since the payloads varied so much, there was no way to stop the page creation. Now that we've blocked account creation, the spam will stop. —Dr Ishmael Diablo the chicken.gif 18:18, 5 January 2013 (UTC)
He's got a grudge, we've shut him down on Minecraft Marriland, so now he's targeting other Curse wiki's. I agree that locking this wiki from anon edits is probably for the best, given the state of the game. -- Wynthyst User Wynthyst sig icon.png talk 21:18, 5 January 2013 (UTC)
I sadly concur. Aloha, Mauirixxx 00:52, 6 January 2013 (UTC)
I agree. You have to do, what you have to do. Ariyen 23:55, 6 January 2013 (UTC)