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

Posted: March 23rd, 2019, 4:06 am
by Entity Valkyrie
I said that I was banned from LifeWiki. When is the untrust expiry date?

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

Posted: March 23rd, 2019, 5:54 am
by Sokwe
Entity Valkyrie wrote:When is the untrust expiry date?
I don't think an expiry date can be set. You will remain untrusted until a moderator decides to give you the trusted flag again. Dave gave you the "ban", so I would not give you a trusted flag without his consent.

I will send a private message with further thoughts on this issue.

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

Posted: March 23rd, 2019, 10:52 pm
by dvgrn
Sokwe wrote:
Entity Valkyrie wrote:When is the untrust expiry date?
I don't think an expiry date can be set. You will remain untrusted until a moderator decides to give you the trusted flag again. Dave gave you the "ban", so I would not give you a trusted flag without his consent.
As far as I'm concerned, anyone is welcome to put Entity Valkyrie's trusted flag back at any time, in response to an official request posted on this thread. However, I won't be making that change myself until the end of February 2020 at the earliest, for a couple of reasons.

1) I think that anyone who restores that trusted flag should also take responsibility for reviewing EV's future work, until it becomes clear that EV has figured out all of the relevant LifeWiki standards and policies and is no longer doing so much accidental damage. "Trust but verify" would seem like a good plan.

Until the end of February I was taking on a lot of that review work, because the only alternative I could see was to remove EV's trusted flag a lot sooner. I didn't want to do that, because EV was also adding a lot of good new information to the LifeWiki. But by the end I had had to write a fairly ridiculous amount on EV's user talk page, to attempt to explain why certain edits were not welcome. Often these attempts got no response at all, and EV's behavior didn't seem to change. If I'm ever going to get back to work on some of my own Life projects, I can't afford to take on this much editing and explaining responsibility again myself, but I certainly don't mind if someone else wants to take on a project like that.

2) On February 25th, a straw poll appeared in ConwayLife Lounge #General Discussion on Discord:
Let's do a more formal version of that straw poll, then: react with "Y" if you think Entity Valkyrie should be untrusted/banned from editing the LifeWiki or vote "N" if you disagree.
The initial vote was seven in favor of the ban and one vote against -- and the one naysayer appeared to have EV confused with ntdsc. Even before I added an eighth vote, there was clearly a pretty good consensus that the LifeWiki would be safer and easier to maintain if EV could be prevented from making further changes to it.

It seems like it will be a good idea to make sure that that consensus has changed, before restoring EV's trusted status on the LifeWiki.

@Entity Valkyrie, if you'll take my advice, you'll wait a year or so before asking to have that trusted flag changed back. That by itself would go a long way to show that you're willing to slow down and review your own work more thoroughly.

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

Posted: March 23rd, 2019, 11:48 pm
by testitemqlstudop
I'm willing to read his edits.

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

Posted: March 24th, 2019, 10:11 pm
by Anonymoususer12321
Could you make my account (Anonymoususer12321) trusted? Because I found non-trivial but uninteresting period 99 oscillator :)

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

Posted: March 24th, 2019, 11:46 pm
by testitemqlstudop
First of all, no you didn't, it's trivial.

Second of all you have two posts on the forums.

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

Posted: March 25th, 2019, 8:53 am
by dvgrn
Anonymoususer12321 wrote:Could you make my account (Anonymoususer12321) trusted? Because I found non-trivial but uninteresting period 99 oscillator :)
Trusted flag is set.

However, testitemqlstudop is correct that your p99 oscillator is trivial, not non-trivial: it doesn't have any cells that oscillate at the full period. Every cell is either p1, p9, or p11.

Independent of that, one of the LifeWiki's rules is that in general people shouldn't take the first step to document their own discoveries. This helps keep excitable newcomers from adding things that immediately have to be removed again because they aren't actually notable. Once another editor has added your discovery to the LifeWiki, it's fine to make corrections, add more detail, etc. It just works out better on average if the initial notability judgment is made by someone else.

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

Posted: April 1st, 2019, 10:35 pm
by simsim314
Hello can I have a trusted flag in the LifeWiki?

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

Posted: April 1st, 2019, 11:18 pm
by Sokwe
simsim314 wrote:Hello can I have a trusted flag in the LifeWiki?
Done.

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

Posted: April 3rd, 2019, 8:10 pm
by googoIpIex
Can someone set me trusted on the wiki?

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

Posted: April 4th, 2019, 11:58 am
by googoIpIex
My username on the wiki is Googolplex.

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

Posted: April 4th, 2019, 12:10 pm
by dvgrn
googoIpIex wrote:My username on the wiki is Googolplex.
That doesn't seem to be quite true. You typed lowercase L characters above, but the only user I can find on the LifeWiki is one with capital i's in the lowercase-L locations. Remind me why it doesn't work to avoid all this awkwardnessful character substitution by clicking "Forgot your password" when logging in with your old username?

Anyway, 'googoIpIex' is now trusted on the LifeWiki.

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

Posted: April 4th, 2019, 1:04 pm
by googoIpIex
dvgrn wrote:
googoIpIex wrote:My username on the wiki is Googolplex.
That doesn't seem to be quite true. You typed lowercase L characters above, but the only user I can find on the LifeWiki is one with capital i's in the lowercase-L locations. Remind me why it doesn't work to avoid all this awkwardnessful character substitution by clicking "Forgot your password" when logging in with your old username?

Anyway, 'googoIpIex' is now trusted on the LifeWiki.
Thank you!

That account was on my old school email which no onger exists.

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

Posted: April 5th, 2019, 1:39 pm
by General Patton
Can I have the trusted flag on LifeWiki?
My username is General Patton

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

Posted: April 5th, 2019, 2:18 pm
by Moosey
General Patton wrote:Can I have the trusted flag on LifeWiki?
My username is General Patton
It appears you have no LW account yet, unless you made it a good bit earlier.
The wiki has its own accounts.
Not like I could trust you on the wiki anyways. You’d need a moderator for that.

EDIT:
I can verify that Patton hasn’t created an account yet on LW, unless they did before 2017.

Re: LifeWiki Trusted Account Request Thread - Post requests here

Posted: April 5th, 2019, 3:31 pm
by General Patton
Can you put me on the trusted list?
Username: General Patton

Re: LifeWiki Trusted Account Request Thread - Post requests here

Posted: April 5th, 2019, 3:40 pm
by Ian07
General Patton wrote:Can you put me on the trusted list?
Username: General Patton
Like Moosey just posted, you need to create a LifeWiki account first as these are completely separate from the forums.

Re: LifeWiki Trusted Account Request Thread - Post requests here

Posted: April 10th, 2019, 7:55 am
by wildmyron
Elsewhere,
Naszvadi wrote:How to report spammers?

"Stephany" memberlist.php?mode=viewprofile&u=2127
viewtopic.php?f=7&t=3947

[APPEND]
viewtopic.php?f=7&t=3946
Also a spammer (see user website): http://conwaylife.com/forums/viewtopic. ... 726#p74726

EDIT by dvgrn: Cleaned these up (as far as I can) -- nobody needs to bother clicking the links.

... Except for the last link. I can't seem to find a problematic "user website" (?).

Re: LifeWiki Trusted Account Request Thread - Post requests here

Posted: April 10th, 2019, 7:56 am
by Moosey
stephany” is a spambot.
EDIT—simultaneous post! :lol:
EDIT by dvgrn: Cleaned this up -- no need to bother clicking the link.

Re: LifeWiki Trusted Account Request Thread - Post requests here

Posted: April 16th, 2019, 6:39 am
by Duck
Hello! Can I have my account be set to trusted?
My username is Laughing Duck
Thanks!

Re: LifeWiki Trusted Account Request Thread - Post requests here

Posted: April 16th, 2019, 7:03 am
by dvgrn
Duck wrote:Hello! Can I have my account be set to trusted?
My username is Laughing Duck
Thanks!
Done!

Re: LifeWiki Trusted Account Request Thread - Post requests here

Posted: April 16th, 2019, 7:17 am
by Gamedziner
Duck wrote:Hello! Can I have my account be set to trusted?
My username is Laughing Duck
Thanks!
Welcome to the forums!

Re: LifeWiki Trusted Account Request Thread - Post requests here

Posted: April 17th, 2019, 3:42 am
by Duck
Gamedziner wrote:
Duck wrote:Hello! Can I have my account be set to trusted?
My username is Laughing Duck
Thanks!
Welcome to the forums!
Thank you!

Re: LifeWiki Trusted Account Request Thread - Post requests here

Posted: April 26th, 2019, 8:07 pm
by Ch91
Requesting my account to have the trusted flag set.
The account name is Ch91.

Re: LifeWiki Trusted Account Request Thread - Post requests here

Posted: April 26th, 2019, 8:27 pm
by Ian07
Ch91 wrote:Requesting my account to have the trusted flag set.
The account name is Ch91.
Done. Welcome!