Nothing shuts down my attention faster than the line, “Dear Sir or Madam,”.
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I notice that a large majority of the bots that publish articles to the wiki only post once. I bet that most of them aren’t equipped to deal with additional pages in the workflow, so I made a very simple new filter. All it does is check if an account has ever edited before:
user_editcount = 0
Then it just pops up a message that says, “Hi! I am glad you are editing the wiki. We pop up this message the first time someone edits the wiki, to throw off the spambots. But you, precious human, should just submit again and we will let ya on your way! ^_^”
So far it seems to be doing a good job so far. ^_^
My wikae are getting spammed, so now I’ve got to step up my game. ^_^Continue Reading...
I just got a comment on a merge request I had made on GitHub. It was spam! That is new, and I am looking forward to seeing how they deal with it. I doubt it would become a large problem, but with enough resources being thrown at it, they could end up changing the interface so it isn’t as easy for legitimate users.
Some spammer wants to show me a video about Valve’s employee handbook. Creepy!Continue Reading...
Some person who says they are Peter Kim, some "social business" wonk, keeps sending me e-mail asking to post "an info-graphic on Hypocrisy in Hollywood" on my site. I looked em up, but the address they use is from Google (email@example.com). So, it is either unfortunate that someone is posing as em, or ey are an asshole. Either way, going into #spam.