Since the past year our TWC wiki is being regularly spammed with pointless external ad links and stuff similar like we get on forums. But it wasn't really a problem, makanyane, tango and me have been blocking them and deleting any stuff they create but now it's getting really annoying as the attacks have increased and it's a bit over the top for just 3 people to manage.
Now the minor problem with this is that it screws with the recent edits page and it becomes cumbersome for me to spot pertinent changes related to TW games, it's tough to spot changes or new pages created by legit wiki users as when we deal with spambots our own actions are logged and then it buries the relevant edits.
And up till now it wasn't an issue for something i would bother you guys but today i saw 3 images uploaded on our wiki which were from 4-8 Megabytes in filesize. This is a somewhat massive wastage of our diskspace and if not controlled it will only take unnecessary HDD space on our servers.
So i'm here to seek help and ask for some sort of modification\extension that will block these idiotic spammers. I read this page:
And have learned that we can install CAPTCHA option for new accounts, which isn't the case right now. Perhaps this will discourage spammers to make accounts if they're automated. Earlier we could edit wiki without even needing to create an account but Sim changed that for the obvious reason being discussed.
One year ago, there was no such problem and it was quite convenient to manage it. So is there something we can do about it? I'm crippled in this area so i need some sort of advice if there are some tools already at my disposal.
Right now i can block users and their IP addresses. They don't edit pages, that is vandalism of wiki pages so far, thus i don't have to protect pages from new users\spammers.