CCWiki:Fighting spam

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Problem: there is way too much spam on this wiki.

There are 15k+ pages, with an estimated spam ratio between 70% and 97%.

This is a list of recommendations started by guaka (talk).


Some recommendations / ideas for fighting spam on this wiki.

The most urgent ones are in a bold typeface.


set up coordinated team

  • give trusted users sysop rights to help fighting spam (by blocking and deleting)
  • give more trusted people bureaucrat rights to promote trusted users to sysops
  • invite people to join through IRC, social media, mailing lists
  • set goals
    • e.g. no new spam
      • block all new spammers and remove all their contributions retrospectively
    • remove 200 spam pages per day



  • faster server (for faster manual spam removal)
  • better captcha
  • run a bot to clean up existing spam
    • based on picking user names
    • based on keywords in titles and/or articles