User talk:Lisa Fletcher2

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Spam bots

Gday Lisa, if you have a look at Special:RecentChanges you will see some accounts 6+6 pattern. These are spambots and will soon enough create user talk page spam. I have lots of experience with them at Wikimedia Foundation, and blocking the beasts. I would recommend blocking them if you can. If knocking on your doorstep is not appropriate, please direct me to where I should be nagging. Thanks. Billinghurst 19:15, 14 May 2012 (EST)

I have workable filter that I put in place at many of WP wikis against the 6+6 pattern bot, happy to share what we did at WMF if you want. You can probably glance at metawiki for some of the non-hidden filters. — billinghurst sDrewth 23:49, 20 May 2012 (EST)

Thanks, would love to hear how you addressed this. We do have a filter in place that mainly protects against links being added to external sites by new users.

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