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Special:ProblemReports/14628

The serpent sword *is* in the list, the page updated with a null edit, are you sure this is a bug? (there's been some issues lately so it's more of a question..) -- Sixorish 03:45, 23 October 2008 (UTC)

Was more bug then vandal :) --Uberfuzzy 03:46, 23 October 2008 (UTC)
You're right, but I had marked it as 'fixed' and it shouldn't have been a problem? safe to put it back to fixed now? -- Sixorish 03:49, 23 October 2008 (UTC)
Its still fixed, i just changed the type. We have reports that check how many of each type are created each day/week/month, so i try to make sure the types are the most appropriate for the report. --Uberfuzzy 03:51, 23 October 2008 (UTC)
Oh I see, I thought changing the type would reset it to an existing problem, my bad. I'll change them to appropriate one's in future ;) -- Sixorish 03:56, 23 October 2008 (UTC)

spam

Is there nothing you can do but block them? since it takes like 30 seconds to change IP I don't think that'll be of much use... -- Sixorish 10:09, 13 March 2009 (UTC)

I was in the middle of replying to your email. Sadly no. theres not. I've black listed some of the text they are using, and that url, that will slow them down greatly, but it isnt perfect. they can just change the text and/or the url. let me know if they start using a new url, i'll have that text blocked. --Uberfuzzy@fandom 10:25, 13 March 2009 (UTC)
Uhm, that might explain why the local blacklist was ignoring it, why does it block the redirected site? I mean, it should block 'wikihunted\.w8w\.pl' why does it block the bit\.ly one? -- Sixorish 10:34, 13 March 2009 (UTC)
as you suspected, the local blacklist is only applied to links, not text. keep in mind that bit.ly is only a link shortener, not the host. i've blocked that bitly link globally just in case. we have tools to block things from being placed in text and edit summaries outright, link or not --Uberfuzzy@fandom 11:18, 13 March 2009 (UTC)
Ah, I wasn't aware that shortened URLs would be checked for URL redirection before they're submitted... -- Sixorish 11:29, 13 March 2009 (UTC)
eh? their not checked as far as i know. what makes you think that they are? --Uberfuzzy@fandom 12:12, 13 March 2009 (UTC)

Er.. see above: you blocked 'wikihunted\.w8w\.pl' and the shortened URL is blocked now.. -- Sixorish 12:14, 13 March 2009 (UTC)

ah, just a mistake of 2 different systems that you could only see 1 of. i blocked links to that w8w.pl site as a whole, because obviously its hacked/corrupted/taken over, so nothing should be trusted from there at all. and i used the global spamregex system to block that specific bitly url as text, since they werent using it as a link, but as text :) --Uberfuzzy@fandom 12:26, 13 March 2009 (UTC)
Hmm, I didn't see anything else in central RC, is it kept locally then? (the text regex) -- Sixorish 12:30, 13 March 2009 (UTC)
its done via a special page, and stored in the database --Uberfuzzy@fandom 19:08, 13 March 2009 (UTC)


cache

Hi Uberfuzzy. I believe part of the problem is caching. The problem gets fixed, but non-logged in users still see the bad page. Is there a way to clear the cache of a particular page? (obviously clearing the entire site cache would cause an undue load on your servers). --Erig 23:21, 14 March 2009 (UTC)

Thats not supposed to happen. I'll let the technical team know. If that is happening, there may be other bad system level things happening. Thanks for letting me know. --Uberfuzzy@fandom 23:26, 14 March 2009 (UTC)
I thought I made this clear on your central talk page.. Anyway, is there any update on this? -- Sixorish 16:44, 16 March 2009 (UTC)

protection

Do you think it would be appropriate to protect the pages he's vandalizing? I have most of them transcluded on a userpage, so applying cascading protection for a while shouldn't be such an issue. There have been about 2 constructive edits to those pages lately, I don't think it'll make much difference if I protected it. I understand that the unnecessary protection does not encourage users to edit, but CIP (the owners of the game) will probably reconsider the 'supported' status if we don't take some kind of action against it, which would probably have a more severe impact on the 'up-to-dateness' of the content... -- Sixorish 05:16, 14 March 2009 (UTC)


Let's wait, one more vandal action and it will be protected (suggestion). ^^ Bennie (talk ~ fellows) ^^ 09:08, 14 March 2009 (UTC)


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