2016-07-29 Phone Number Spam

The new phenomenon of “phone number spam” which has hit Emacs Wiki at the beginning of July has spread like a cancer and now these jokers have arrived at this site. The containment procedure is as follows:

  1. lock the site
  2. rollback all the changes
  3. ban the networks where these IP numbers come from
  4. unlock the site

It’s a bit boring and leads to quite a number of innocent people getting banned from editing (but not from reading) and that makes me sad. For now, it seems to be the fastest solution.



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