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Hi. I have a problem with this kind of spam. Which was the filter that managed that? Regards, —MarcoAurelio 12:02, 12 November 2016 (UTC)

@MarcoAurelio: I am not sure that we have had a global filter that has got that sort of edit catcher. It is essentially text replacement, and it is beyond my filter knowledge how we might catch it. Kaldari is way more adept at those intricacies and maybe can offer some advice.  — billinghurst sDrewth 23:21, 12 November 2016 (UTC)
@MarcoAurelio: Unfortunately, that link isn't working for me. Can you describe the edits the IP is making? Kaldari (talk) 18:48, 14 November 2016 (UTC)
@Kaldari: From memory, a couple were
 — billinghurst sDrewth 20:30, 14 November 2016 (UTC)
@MarcoAurelio: I created a test abuse filter for cases like this. We can let it run for a week or so and see what it catches. Kaldari (talk) 23:45, 14 November 2016 (UTC)
@Kaldari: Thanks. I was however asking if we've got a filter similar to Special:AbuseFilter/69 or Special:AbuseFilter/72 where the domains being spammed in plaintext could be added; but this filter is okay too. Thanks, —MarcoAurelio 10:47, 15 November 2016 (UTC)
@MarcoAurelio: they are based on the linking methodology which is an easier check. We can set up straight text filters, then put in conditions of newness, but filtering for generally domain names in text is going to be a horrendous task if there is not some other common feature.  — billinghurst sDrewth 05:38, 16 November 2016 (UTC)

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2 things[edit]

Hi. Two things.

  1. New pattern I think I've managed it through User:COIBot/XWiki/ and listed the socks, which did crosswiki spam.
  2. Can something be done about it?

Regards, —MarcoAurelio 15:01, 21 November 2016 (UTC)

Addressing the first point at the moment. @MarcoAurelio: To Special:AbuseFilter/72 we can add something like so visit my blog. And a question is the double colon standard for this spam? If it is then that might be another point of difference we can investigate.  — billinghurst sDrewth 22:00, 21 November 2016 (UTC)
To the second point @Beetstra: will need to look to why COIBot is adding the url (and it does the same to the same effect at enWP, so I am sure he is aware). I have just been ignoring it; it is just noise to the few admins who wander past.  — billinghurst sDrewth 22:02, 21 November 2016 (UTC)
@MarcoAurelio, Billinghurst: As long as it is not hammering, I tend to ignore it. Just noise. However, I tried to resolve this through this and this, making sure that the domain in the parameter in a link does not trigger the spam blacklist (I am not concerned about the few hits on the blacklist, I am more about the bot not saving the report). I'll have a second look, at the moment I don' t know where the link is (and I have limited access to the toolserver at the moment, only through smartphone). --Dirk Beetstra T C (en: U, T) 03:14, 22 November 2016 (UTC)
I've modified the filter. Thanks. —MarcoAurelio 13:41, 23 November 2016 (UTC)

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Talk:Title blacklist[edit]

Can you make the revision 16096421 of Talk:Title blacklist hidden? I am from Germany, and I know that the hyperlink would be illegal here. -- 11:26, 23 November 2016 (UTC)

The link is removed, and I don't see a need for further action. If you think that a law in one country should hide a link, then please take your request to Meta:RFH. If there were laws in China, Russia, etc. about a link, I don't think that they would be heeded, so please look to how you frame your argument if you wish for success.  — billinghurst sDrewth 22:03, 23 November 2016 (UTC)

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