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

Posted: March 29th, 2017, 12:13 am
by gameoflifeboy
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:

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x = 2, y = 2, rule = B3/S23:T2,0
2o$o!

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

Posted: April 1st, 2017, 6:29 am
by Apple Bottom
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.

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

Posted: April 13th, 2017, 3:25 pm
by rowett
Hey Nathaniel please will you add me as a trusted user on LifeWiki?

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

Posted: April 13th, 2017, 5:43 pm
by Nathaniel
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.

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

Posted: April 18th, 2017, 2:00 am
by Naszvadi
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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Joined:
    April 13th, 2017, xx:17
Last visited:
    April 13th, 2017, xx:39

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

Posted: April 18th, 2017, 6:20 am
by Apple Bottom
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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Joined:
    April 13th, 2017, xx:17
Last visited:
    April 13th, 2017, xx:39
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.

Don't throw out the baby with the bathwater!

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

Posted: April 18th, 2017, 9:58 pm
by praoubl
May I please be added to the trusted list?

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

Posted: April 19th, 2017, 10:26 am
by Nathaniel
praoubl wrote:May I please be added to the trusted list?
Done!

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

Posted: May 2nd, 2017, 6:15 pm
by drc
mfw nobody notices this spam post for an entire month:
viewtopic.php?f=11&t=2803&p=42273#p42273

Google Translate says it's about an umbrella company

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

Posted: May 3rd, 2017, 11:37 am
by _zM
It's specifically about parasols.

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

Posted: May 3rd, 2017, 7:37 pm
by Saka
That spam message at first only had the first part, so it seemed sliiightly normal.

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

Posted: June 9th, 2017, 5:06 pm
by marioxcc
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.

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

Posted: June 9th, 2017, 5:52 pm
by BlinkerSpawn
May I be added to the trusted list?

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

Posted: June 12th, 2017, 2:34 pm
by fluffykitty
I'd like to be added.

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

Posted: June 12th, 2017, 3:21 pm
by A for awesome
May I please be added as well?

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

Posted: June 19th, 2017, 11:34 am
by Nathaniel
Sorry for the delay -- the last four requesters are all now "trusted" on the wiki and can make edits.

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

Posted: June 20th, 2017, 9:34 am
by marioxcc
Thanks.

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

Posted: June 24th, 2017, 7:28 am
by muzik
Is there any way to change my wiki username? I kind of cringe at what I currently have.

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

Posted: June 24th, 2017, 1:58 pm
by Apple Bottom
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.

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

Posted: June 24th, 2017, 9:22 pm
by Goldtiger997
May I please be added as a trusted user on LifeWiki.

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

Posted: July 2nd, 2017, 6:47 am
by Saka
I think trusted users should also be able to promote normal people to trusted too.

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

Posted: July 2nd, 2017, 11:51 am
by Apple Bottom
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).

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

Posted: July 12th, 2017, 7:40 pm
by Goldtiger997
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?

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

Posted: July 12th, 2017, 9:52 pm
by dvgrn
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!

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

Posted: July 13th, 2017, 2:12 pm
by Apple Bottom
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.