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User talk:Sirmatto

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I see you're having the same spam problems I had with my Wikis. I tried practically every anti-spam extension, but nothing stopped them all. I was able to solve the problem by turning off automatic user creation, adding my email to the front page, and having users email me their desired user names. I created them manually with a temporary password and told them to change it when they first log in. It's a bit of a hassle, but it's FAR less hassle than having to delete ten spam accounts every single day. It also ensures that the only people joining are the ones who care enough to take the extra step to contact you.

Actually it's me who is in charge of the Wiki (Sirmatto is only the good guy who keeps spam in check a bit), I already tried various antispam methods, and it *has* gotten better compared to before, but it's still annoying. I'm not sure that the manual user creation would be a viable way (I, for example, am away from my email from time to time) unless we could manage to assemble a small team of admins who could create and activate accounts. --Darkstar 15:28, 11 August 2012 (UTC)
Lately, it's been mostly a proliferation of spam user names and they rarely create pages anymore. Makes it really easy to clear them all out once a day with the UserDrop command. Only takes a minute out of my morning, so I'm glad to help out, hopefully to see activity pick up again! --Sirmatto 15:20, 14 August 2012 (UTC)
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