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spam in 2018 July

On July 12 (if I'm counting correctly) 219 accounts were created, while only five have made an edit yet. I am suspicious of most of the new accounts mainly because of the volume. Been poking around RecentChanges trying to figure out who created some of the spam pages so they can (hopefully) be deleted. I'm specifically thinking about pages (that are presumably spam) both with "Gmail" in their title, but because they start with a "/", they cannot be viewed. They both clutter up the Special:AllPages page and include a 888 phone-number in their name. Spam pages are currently #17 and #18 in list of pages at Special:AllPages (right after .zap!!). --EarthFurst (talk) 15:43, 13 July 2018 (PDT)

  • Hey EarthFurst, I believe the new accounts are computer generated by a bot, set up by Zine Wiki owners, but not sure. I'll look for any SPAM pages and delete. InvisibleFriend (talk) 13:46, 15 July 2018 (PDT)
Something needs to be done about these fake accounts created by this bot. We need the abuse filter, if necessarily, to automatically block spam only accounts. Queen regards! DW (talk) 22:22, 25 March 2019 (PDT)