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2013/7/17 Florian Effenberger <>:
K-J LibreOffice wrote on 2013-07-17 10:48:

yesterday we had an "interesting" spamming:
Someone put in a spamming link at the main page of our wiki. The user
has been registrated one week ago.
1. The next weeks we should have a look about all changes on every page
especially by new users.
2. Such spamming can't fit by any captcha.
3. Thanks to Helen for the fast changing.

thank you very much for looking so closely and taking care, that's really

It seems that with the recent change from QuestyCaptcha to ReCaptcha, things
got worse, despite several other antispam mechanisms.

See my spam statistic for the last two weeks at (2 days
back with actualization)

It shows that most of the accounts remain unused (maybe missing
verification) and only very few are getting a valid contrib on the
first day.

At the moment, I see no other choice than switching back to QuestyCaptcha,
even if that is not localized. We didn't have many issues the 9 months it
was active before, so I hope this is acceptable to everyone.

I also would prefer this.

The alternative I see for the moment is to switch to manual account creation

Hm, I am not able to imagine who this should work.


Volker Merschmann
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