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Wiki anti-spam protection
« on: June 15, 2021, 01:20:28 pm »
The introduction to the code for this regex example kept being caught by the Wiki spam cop. I eventually tracked it down to any mention of "phone" number or "telephone" number which I had to change to "contact" number before it was happy.

Is this prohibition necessary?
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Re: Wiki anti-spam protection
« Reply #1 on: June 15, 2021, 02:54:22 pm »
[…] I eventually tracked it down to any mention of "phone" number or "telephone" number which I had to change to "contact" number before it was happy. […]
You’ve had this problem already over a year ago.
[…] Phone numbers are evil. […]
I don’t think writing “phone” (or “loan”) should trigger the spam filter. There are better mechanisms to detect malicious edits (take a look at Wikipedia), yet installing/configuring/maintaining them might not be as easy as a mere blacklist may be.
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