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Re: Massive spam attacks on the wiki (and forums?)

Postby gameoflifeboy » March 29th, 2017, 12:13 am

Can you please post the pattern here first? Select the pattern in Golly, press Ctrl+C, and put it between "code" tags.

Infinite spaceships that move at C are already known. This one is the simplest:
x = 2, y = 2, rule = B3/S23:T2,0
2o$o!
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Re: Massive spam attacks on the wiki (and forums?)

Postby Apple Bottom » April 1st, 2017, 6:29 am

Badmonkey717 wrote:I'm sorry about creating an account for the express purpose of joining. Please lemme in...?


BTW, I'm not sure you noticed, but Nathaniel did set the Trusted flag for your wiki account a few days, so you're good to go.

Of course Eric's advice still applies: if you'd like to share a new pattern, best to post it on the forum first so people can take a look and see if it's notable enough to deserve its own wiki article.
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Re: Massive spam attacks on the wiki (and forums?)

Postby rowett » April 13th, 2017, 3:25 pm

Hey Nathaniel please will you add me as a trusted user on LifeWiki?
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Re: Massive spam attacks on the wiki (and forums?)

Postby Nathaniel » April 13th, 2017, 5:43 pm

rowett wrote:Hey Nathaniel please will you add me as a trusted user on LifeWiki?


Wow, I can't believe that I hadn't done that yet -- apologies!

Done.
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Re: Massive spam attacks on the wiki (and forums?)

Postby Naszvadi » April 18th, 2017, 2:00 am

Naszvadi wrote:Another bot found in the forums: http://conwaylife.com/forums/memberlist ... ile&u=1714

it should be removed && kickban(time=infty)


Another possible (oneshot) spambot found: viewtopic.php?f=12&t=530&p=42755#p42596

http://conwaylife.com/forums/memberlist ... ile&u=1771

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Re: Massive spam attacks on the wiki (and forums?)

Postby Apple Bottom » April 18th, 2017, 6:20 am

Naszvadi wrote:Another possible (oneshot) spambot found: viewtopic.php?f=12&t=530&p=42755#p42596

http://conwaylife.com/forums/memberlist ... ile&u=1771

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Are you quite sure? Looking at his single post I'd say this is probably a legitimate new user who's trying to show off an app that he created.

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Re: Massive spam attacks on the wiki (and forums?)

Postby praoubl » April 18th, 2017, 9:58 pm

May I please be added to the trusted list?
x=15, y=14, rule=b3/s23
bo2bob2obo2bo2b$b4ob2ob4o2b$bo2bob2obo2bo2b$15b$15b$15b$15b$15b$2b2o7b2o2b$2bo9bo2b$3b9o3b$3o2b5o2b3o$o2bo2b3o2bo2bo$b2o9b2ob!

x = 60, y = 60, rule = B1/S12345
o2bo2bo$o2bo2bo$4o2bo$o2bo2bo$o2bo2bo!
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Re: Massive spam attacks on the wiki (and forums?)

Postby Nathaniel » April 19th, 2017, 10:26 am

praoubl wrote:May I please be added to the trusted list?


Done!
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Re: Massive spam attacks on the wiki (and forums?)

Postby drc » May 2nd, 2017, 6:15 pm

mfw nobody notices this spam post for an entire month:
http://www.conwaylife.com/forums/viewtopic.php?f=11&t=2803&p=42273#p42273

Google Translate says it's about an umbrella company
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Re: Massive spam attacks on the wiki (and forums?)

Postby _zM » May 3rd, 2017, 11:37 am

It's specifically about parasols.
wHO CARES.
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Re: Massive spam attacks on the wiki (and forums?)

Postby Saka » May 3rd, 2017, 7:37 pm

That spam message at first only had the first part, so it seemed sliiightly normal.
Nice waterbear you got there. Would be a shame if this rake shot it down from the other side of the universe.
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Re: Massive spam attacks on the wiki (and forums?)

Postby marioxcc » June 9th, 2017, 5:06 pm

Hello. I want to create a page in the wiki about the analogues of GOL but with von Neumann neighborhood, summarizing known results about them. Can you please enable editing for me? My username is "marioxcc" in the wiki.
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Re: Massive spam attacks on the wiki (and forums?)

Postby BlinkerSpawn » June 9th, 2017, 5:52 pm

May I be added to the trusted list?
LifeWiki: Like Wikipedia but with more spaceships. [citation needed]
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Re: Massive spam attacks on the wiki (and forums?)

Postby fluffykitty » June 12th, 2017, 2:34 pm

I'd like to be added.
I like making rules
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Re: Massive spam attacks on the wiki (and forums?)

Postby A for awesome » June 12th, 2017, 3:21 pm

May I please be added as well?
#A21C version -1.0
#Probably a CGOL one-liner:
f(&a){a=(ind(a),((-1:2)**2))`@int(x,y){return a[x],y``@int(z,w){\
return z+a[(x,w)`(+)]\:0}}`@bool(x,y){return y==3||(x&&y==4)}}


http://conwaylife.com/wiki/A_for_all

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Re: Massive spam attacks on the wiki (and forums?)

Postby Nathaniel » June 19th, 2017, 11:34 am

Sorry for the delay -- the last four requesters are all now "trusted" on the wiki and can make edits.
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Re: Massive spam attacks on the wiki (and forums?)

Postby marioxcc » June 20th, 2017, 9:34 am

Thanks.
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Re: Massive spam attacks on the wiki (and forums?)

Postby muzik » June 24th, 2017, 7:28 am

Is there any way to change my wiki username? I kind of cringe at what I currently have.
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Re: Massive spam attacks on the wiki (and forums?)

Postby Apple Bottom » June 24th, 2017, 1:58 pm

muzik wrote:Is there any way to change my wiki username? I kind of cringe at what I currently have.


MediaWiki sort of supports that; there's a bundled extension, but it's not enabled by default.

Note that even if it is enabled, users cannot rename their own accounts; by default, the ability to rename accounts is restricted to bureaucrats only.
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Re: Massive spam attacks on the wiki (and forums?)

Postby Goldtiger997 » June 24th, 2017, 9:22 pm

May I please be added as a trusted user on LifeWiki.













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Re: Massive spam attacks on the wiki (and forums?)

Postby Saka » July 2nd, 2017, 6:47 am

I think trusted users should also be able to promote normal people to trusted too.
Nice waterbear you got there. Would be a shame if this rake shot it down from the other side of the universe.
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Re: Massive spam attacks on the wiki (and forums?)

Postby Apple Bottom » July 2nd, 2017, 11:51 am

Saka wrote:I think trusted users should also be able to promote normal people to trusted too.


That would be difficult to do; MediaWiki has a fairly fine-grained permissions system, but not THAT fine-grained. You either have the right to assign people to groups, or you don't; there's no built-in way to restrict this to certain groups, or to granting group membership only as opposed to also removing it. And you obviously don't want to have people going around promoting (or demoting) administrators at will.

Even if it weren't for this, I think the ability to promote users should be reserved to e.g. administrators; otherwise, even a single user wrongly trusted would be able to open the floodgates and promote others to trusted (who would in turn be able to do the same, ad infinitum).
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Re: Massive spam attacks on the wiki (and forums?)

Postby Goldtiger997 » July 12th, 2017, 7:40 pm

There's a particular article in the tutorials section of LifeWiki that I've been wanting and ready to write for a few weeks now (Saka is aware of this), but cannot because I am not yet a trusted user. I've posted on this thread and sent Nathaniel a PM, but he has not made me a trusted user yet. Does anyone know why this might be?
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Re: Massive spam attacks on the wiki (and forums?)

Postby dvgrn » July 12th, 2017, 9:52 pm

Goldtiger997 wrote:There's a particular article in the tutorials section of LifeWiki that I've been wanting and ready to write for a few weeks now (Saka is aware of this), but cannot because I am not yet a trusted user. I've posted on this thread and sent Nathaniel a PM, but he has not made me a trusted user yet. Does anyone know why this might be?

Probably because Nathaniel pays attention to this kind of thing in rather unpredictable bursts, and it hasn't been an unprecedented number of months since your request yet. Not to worry -- prepare your notes!
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Re: Massive spam attacks on the wiki (and forums?)

Postby Apple Bottom » July 13th, 2017, 2:12 pm

dvgrn wrote:Probably because Nathaniel pays attention to this kind of thing in rather unpredictable bursts, and it hasn't been an unprecedented number of months since your request yet. Not to worry -- prepare your notes!


Would it be an idea to discuss (with Nathaniel) the possibility of having a second bureaucrat on the wiki who could act on these requests? Both you, Codeholic and Sokwe are highly-respected, long-time contributors -- I don't think Nathaniel would have any problem promoting any of you.
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