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Miscellaneous => Documentation (Maintaining -) => Topic started by: trev on June 15, 2021, 01:20:28 pm

Title: Wiki anti-spam protection
Post by: trev on June 15, 2021, 01:20:28 pm
The introduction to the code for this regex example (https://wiki.freepascal.org/macOS_NSRegularExpression#Example_4_-_rearrange_matched_pattern_groups) 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?
Title: Re: Wiki anti-spam protection
Post by: Kays 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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