User talk:Boring Manager Rob

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A note of appreciation

Thank you for cleaning up all this crazy bot spam. I had totally forgotten about it after the couple days I tried (and failed) to stem the tide. ConspicuousCompiler 20:29, 20 September 2011 (EDT)

Hey, it's the least I can do for JoCo. It's not like I have a life or anything. Hopefully a permanent solution to this spam will present itself soon. Boring Manager Rob 20:35, 20 September 2011 (EDT)
I happen to have solved this problem over in a wiki I manage, but only by literally turning off the ability to add links in pages. Spam pages always contain links, so their spambot submissions get rejected and the bots don't return. But the cost is not being able to add (new) links yourself to other sites. You could, of course, create a template prior to the blocking which allows for URLs, then invoke the template, if you don't feel that's too limiting. This fix requires enhancing the wgSpamRegexp setting in LocalSettings.php to include any attempt at http links: "https?:"