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From: David Abrahams (dave_at_[hidden])
Date: 2005-03-14 08:44:41

"Jeff Garland" <jeff_at_[hidden]> writes:

> All -
> I've instituted a new content filter on the Wiki to try and cut off the
> spamming without going to a login or other user intrusive mechanism. The
> timing of this feature turned out to be important as a sophisticated spambot
> that evades the ip banning strategy by using many different ip addresses
> (presumably using zombie machines) has been attempting to SPAM the wiki all
> day today. The new content filter has sucessfully stopped this bot. Note
> that if a spammer is successful I am now reverting all spam content from the
> Wiki history so that there is no change of googlebot finding it.
> For the moment, I'm not going to publish the regular expressions I'm using to
> filter, but suffice to say, normal boost content should be unaffected. If you
> get an error indicating content has been blocked due to spam, send me and email.
> Thanks,

Thank YOU, Jeff!

Dave Abrahams
Boost Consulting

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