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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]


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 

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:

Read about spam issue at
http://twiki.org/cgi-bin/view/Codev/WikiSpam and

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

Lastly, if not done already, please consider listing 
your TWiki at


-- Contributors: PeterThoeny - 11 Feb 2007


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