## Massive spam attacks on the wiki (and forums?)

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### Re: Massive spam attacks on the wiki (and forums?)

Can you please post the pattern here first? Select the pattern in Golly, press Ctrl+C, and put it between "code" tags.

Infinite spaceships that move at C are already known. This one is the simplest:
x = 2, y = 2, rule = B3/S23:T2,02o$o! gameoflifeboy Posts: 455 Joined: January 15th, 2015, 2:08 am Location: New Mexico Tech ### Re: Massive spam attacks on the wiki (and forums?) Badmonkey717 wrote:I'm sorry about creating an account for the express purpose of joining. Please lemme in...? BTW, I'm not sure you noticed, but Nathaniel did set the Trusted flag for your wiki account a few days, so you're good to go. Of course Eric's advice still applies: if you'd like to share a new pattern, best to post it on the forum first so people can take a look and see if it's notable enough to deserve its own wiki article. Living proof that a little knowledge is a dangerous thing. Catagolue: Apple Bottom • Life Wiki: Apple Bottom • Twitter: @_AppleBottom_ Proud member of the Pattern Raiders! Apple Bottom Posts: 576 Joined: July 27th, 2015, 2:06 pm ### Re: Massive spam attacks on the wiki (and forums?) Hey Nathaniel please will you add me as a trusted user on LifeWiki? rowett Moderator Posts: 703 Joined: January 31st, 2013, 2:34 am Location: UK ### Re: Massive spam attacks on the wiki (and forums?) rowett wrote:Hey Nathaniel please will you add me as a trusted user on LifeWiki? Wow, I can't believe that I hadn't done that yet -- apologies! Done. Nathaniel Site Admin Posts: 407 Joined: December 10th, 2008, 3:48 pm Location: New Brunswick, Canada ### Re: Massive spam attacks on the wiki (and forums?) Naszvadi wrote:Another bot found in the forums: http://conwaylife.com/forums/memberlist ... ile&u=1714 it should be removed && kickban(time=infty) Another possible (oneshot) spambot found: viewtopic.php?f=12&t=530&p=42755#p42596 http://conwaylife.com/forums/memberlist ... ile&u=1771 Joined: April 13th, 2017, xx:17Last visited: April 13th, 2017, xx:39 Naszvadi Posts: 141 Joined: May 7th, 2016, 8:53 am ### Re: Massive spam attacks on the wiki (and forums?) Naszvadi wrote:Another possible (oneshot) spambot found: viewtopic.php?f=12&t=530&p=42755#p42596 http://conwaylife.com/forums/memberlist ... ile&u=1771 Joined: April 13th, 2017, xx:17Last visited: April 13th, 2017, xx:39 Are you quite sure? Looking at his single post I'd say this is probably a legitimate new user who's trying to show off an app that he created. Don't throw out the baby with the bathwater! Living proof that a little knowledge is a dangerous thing. Catagolue: Apple Bottom • Life Wiki: Apple Bottom • Twitter: @_AppleBottom_ Proud member of the Pattern Raiders! Apple Bottom Posts: 576 Joined: July 27th, 2015, 2:06 pm ### Re: Massive spam attacks on the wiki (and forums?) May I please be added to the trusted list? x=15, y=14, rule=b3/s23bo2bob2obo2bo2b$b4ob2ob4o2b$bo2bob2obo2bo2b$15b$15b$15b$15b$15b$2b2o7b2o2b$2bo9bo2b$3b9o3b$3o2b5o2b3o$o2bo2b3o2bo2bo$b2o9b2ob!

x = 60, y = 60, rule = B1/S12345o2bo2bo$o2bo2bo$4o2bo$o2bo2bo$o2bo2bo!

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### Re: Massive spam attacks on the wiki (and forums?)

Done!

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mfw nobody notices this spam post for an entire month:
http://www.conwaylife.com/forums/viewtopic.php?f=11&t=2803&p=42273#p42273

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Life: Because wires and loops are just too boring.

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That spam message at first only had the first part, so it seemed sliiightly normal.
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### Re: Massive spam attacks on the wiki (and forums?)

Hello. I want to create a page in the wiki about the analogues of GOL but with von Neumann neighborhood, summarizing known results about them. Can you please enable editing for me? My username is "marioxcc" in the wiki.
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### Re: Massive spam attacks on the wiki (and forums?)

May I be added to the trusted list?
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I like making rules
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x₁=ηx
V ⃰_η=c²√(Λη)
K=(Λu²)/2
Pₐ=1−1/(∫^∞_t₀(p(t)ˡ⁽ᵗ⁾)dt)

$$x_1=\eta x$$
$$V^*_\eta=c^2\sqrt{\Lambda\eta}$$
$$K=\frac{\Lambda u^2}2$$
$$P_a=1-\frac1{\int^\infty_{t_0}p(t)^{l(t)}dt}$$

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### Re: Massive spam attacks on the wiki (and forums?)

Sorry for the delay -- the last four requesters are all now "trusted" on the wiki and can make edits.

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### Re: Massive spam attacks on the wiki (and forums?)

Thanks.
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Is there any way to change my wiki username? I kind of cringe at what I currently have.
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muzik wrote:Is there any way to change my wiki username? I kind of cringe at what I currently have.

MediaWiki sort of supports that; there's a bundled extension, but it's not enabled by default.

Note that even if it is enabled, users cannot rename their own accounts; by default, the ability to rename accounts is restricted to bureaucrats only.
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For Saka, everyone else can ignore this.
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### Re: Massive spam attacks on the wiki (and forums?)

I think trusted users should also be able to promote normal people to trusted too.
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### Re: Massive spam attacks on the wiki (and forums?)

Saka wrote:I think trusted users should also be able to promote normal people to trusted too.

That would be difficult to do; MediaWiki has a fairly fine-grained permissions system, but not THAT fine-grained. You either have the right to assign people to groups, or you don't; there's no built-in way to restrict this to certain groups, or to granting group membership only as opposed to also removing it. And you obviously don't want to have people going around promoting (or demoting) administrators at will.

Even if it weren't for this, I think the ability to promote users should be reserved to e.g. administrators; otherwise, even a single user wrongly trusted would be able to open the floodgates and promote others to trusted (who would in turn be able to do the same, ad infinitum).
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### Re: Massive spam attacks on the wiki (and forums?)

There's a particular article in the tutorials section of LifeWiki that I've been wanting and ready to write for a few weeks now (Saka is aware of this), but cannot because I am not yet a trusted user. I've posted on this thread and sent Nathaniel a PM, but he has not made me a trusted user yet. Does anyone know why this might be?

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Goldtiger997 wrote:There's a particular article in the tutorials section of LifeWiki that I've been wanting and ready to write for a few weeks now (Saka is aware of this), but cannot because I am not yet a trusted user. I've posted on this thread and sent Nathaniel a PM, but he has not made me a trusted user yet. Does anyone know why this might be?

Probably because Nathaniel pays attention to this kind of thing in rather unpredictable bursts, and it hasn't been an unprecedented number of months since your request yet. Not to worry -- prepare your notes!
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dvgrn wrote:Probably because Nathaniel pays attention to this kind of thing in rather unpredictable bursts, and it hasn't been an unprecedented number of months since your request yet. Not to worry -- prepare your notes!

Would it be an idea to discuss (with Nathaniel) the possibility of having a second bureaucrat on the wiki who could act on these requests? Both you, Codeholic and Sokwe are highly-respected, long-time contributors -- I don't think Nathaniel would have any problem promoting any of you.
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