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

Post by Sokwe » March 23rd, 2019, 5:54 am

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

Post by dvgrn » March 23rd, 2019, 10:52 pm

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.

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

Post by testitemqlstudop » March 23rd, 2019, 11:48 pm

I'm willing to read his edits.

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

Post by Anonymoususer12321 » March 24th, 2019, 10:11 pm

Could you make my account (Anonymoususer12321) trusted? Because I found non-trivial but uninteresting period 99 oscillator :)

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Post by testitemqlstudop » March 24th, 2019, 11:46 pm

First of all, no you didn't, it's trivial.

Second of all you have two posts on the forums.

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

Post by dvgrn » March 25th, 2019, 8:53 am

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.

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

Post by simsim314 » April 1st, 2019, 10:35 pm

Hello can I have a trusted flag in the LifeWiki?

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

Post by Sokwe » April 1st, 2019, 11:18 pm

simsim314 wrote:Hello can I have a trusted flag in the LifeWiki?
Done.
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Re: Massive spam attacks on the wiki (and forums?)

Post by googoIpIex » April 3rd, 2019, 8:10 pm

Can someone set me trusted on the wiki?
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Re: Massive spam attacks on the wiki (and forums?)

Post by googoIpIex » April 4th, 2019, 11:58 am

My username on the wiki is Googolplex.
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Re: Massive spam attacks on the wiki (and forums?)

Post by dvgrn » April 4th, 2019, 12:10 pm

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.

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

Post by googoIpIex » April 4th, 2019, 1:04 pm

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

Post by General Patton » April 5th, 2019, 1:39 pm

Can I have the trusted flag on LifeWiki?
My username is General Patton

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

Post by Moosey » April 5th, 2019, 2:18 pm

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.
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Re: LifeWiki Trusted Account Request Thread - Post requests here

Post by General Patton » April 5th, 2019, 3:31 pm

Can you put me on the trusted list?
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Re: LifeWiki Trusted Account Request Thread - Post requests here

Post by Ian07 » April 5th, 2019, 3:40 pm

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.

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Re: LifeWiki Trusted Account Request Thread - Post requests here

Post by wildmyron » April 10th, 2019, 7:55 am

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" (?).
The latest version of the 5S Project contains over 226,000 spaceships. There is also a GitHub mirror of the collection. Tabulated pages up to period 160 (out of date) are available on the LifeWiki.

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Re: LifeWiki Trusted Account Request Thread - Post requests here

Post by Moosey » April 10th, 2019, 7:56 am

stephany” is a spambot.
EDIT—simultaneous post! :lol:
EDIT by dvgrn: Cleaned this up -- no need to bother clicking the link.
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Re: LifeWiki Trusted Account Request Thread - Post requests here

Post by Duck » April 16th, 2019, 6:39 am

Hello! Can I have my account be set to trusted?
My username is Laughing Duck
Thanks!

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Re: LifeWiki Trusted Account Request Thread - Post requests here

Post by dvgrn » April 16th, 2019, 7:03 am

Duck wrote:Hello! Can I have my account be set to trusted?
My username is Laughing Duck
Thanks!
Done!

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Re: LifeWiki Trusted Account Request Thread - Post requests here

Post by Gamedziner » April 16th, 2019, 7:17 am

Duck wrote:Hello! Can I have my account be set to trusted?
My username is Laughing Duck
Thanks!
Welcome to the forums!

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Re: LifeWiki Trusted Account Request Thread - Post requests here

Post by Duck » April 17th, 2019, 3:42 am

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!

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Re: LifeWiki Trusted Account Request Thread - Post requests here

Post by Ch91 » April 26th, 2019, 8:07 pm

Requesting my account to have the trusted flag set.
The account name is Ch91.

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Re: LifeWiki Trusted Account Request Thread - Post requests here

Post by Ian07 » April 26th, 2019, 8:27 pm

Ch91 wrote:Requesting my account to have the trusted flag set.
The account name is Ch91.
Done. Welcome!

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Re: LifeWiki Trusted Account Request Thread - Post requests here

Post by Moosey » May 1st, 2019, 8:08 am

wildmyron wrote:I don't know what this post is, or where the user's sig link goes to, but it's not a useful contribution to the discussion.
It was a clever attempt to advertise something without looking like they’re advertising something

EDIT: For those who didn’t see the post, it mentioned an error code that was in the signature, suggesting that they were trying to sell their stuff to people who they might have thought of as inexperienced or lazy (i.e. not going to put effort into a google search of what the error code means). This shows an upside of the name “Conway’s game of life”— they probably expect to be finding huge jackpots of fools who spend all day playing violent shooter games. They don’t expect anyone to use the slightest caution.

EDIT:
This is not the first time I’ve worked on a reply to something and then see it disappear before I post my reply.

This user’s signature, if not their first post, is not very promising.

@smrutibora:
I would recommend, should you actually be interested in CA, that you change your signature; recently there has been a lot of spam on this website and you may get blocked because of your signature.
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