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Wiki Spam Alert Message

I am regularily sending out WikiSpam alert messages to TWiki site owners who's TWiki has been spammed. Please help scan the internet and alert people of spam. A good way is to search for twiki and a known spam keyword, such as a n a p r o x, b l o w, b o o p s, l e s b i a n, c a r i s o p r o d o l, c a s i n o, f i o r i c e t, g a y, h a r d c o r e, p o k e r, r i n g t o n e s, s l u t s, t r a m a d o l, u l t r a c e t, u l t r a m, v a l t r e x, v i a g r a, x a n a x, or x e n i c a l (words are spaced out so that twiki.org does not attract spammers.) You can reach the TWiki admin usually via the "Send feedback" link at the bottom, or via the TWiki/TWikiPreferences topic (in older installations.)

Sample e-mail template:

Subject: TWiki Feedback - please remove wiki spam from [domain name]

Hi,

thank you for using TWiki on your site.

I noticed wiki spam on your site:
[TWiki URL]

There is probably much more. [TWiki user] is a spammer,
there might be more.

HTML attachment spam is very damaging to the reputation 
of your site, and also to TWiki. See for example 
http://www.azstarnet.com/metro/166287

Please remove your TWiki installation or clean up the
spam. To clean up spam do not delete the spam from
the topic, rather, roll back the topic revision with
a cmd=delRev parameter to the edit script.

And please consider installing our latest
BlackListPlugin, it is a good defense against spam:
http://twiki.org/cgi-bin/view/Plugins/BlackListPlugin

Read about spam issue at
http://www.structuredwikis.com/peter_2006-08-06.html
http://twiki.org/cgi-bin/view/Codev/WikiSpam and
http://twiki.org/cgi-bin/view/Codev/HtmlAttachmentSpam

I strongly recommend to require users to register
before they can post content.

Also, if not done already, please subscribe to the
twiki-announce mailing list so that you can get alerted
of new threats, see
http://twiki.org/cgi-bin/view/Codev/TWikiAnnounceMailingList

Lastly, if not done already, please consider listing 
your TWiki at
http://twiki.org/cgi-bin/view/Main/TWikiInstallation

Regards,
[name]

-- Contributors: PeterThoeny - 11 Feb 2007

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