Template talk:Spammer

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Rofl @ the spam :D —Pon (talk) 00:30, 16 Oct 2005 (PDT)

Just editing so it can be applied to all nuisance posters (vandals and the like). I can't make a template this funny for all problem users, so this shall be universal. --Charron 18:38, 20 Oct 2005 (PDT)

Aww... what happened to the spam pic? It looked nice... :( --Darthkillyou 20:58, 10 Apr 2008 (PDT)

I've removed the image because it's an obsolete template, it's got a new home here. --Pizzahut 12:25, 11 Apr 2008 (PDT)

Okay, now I'm confused... is this template still obsolete, or should the {{rs}} template still be used? --Darthkillyou 16:26, 27 Apr 2008 (PDT)

It was an experiment that didn't work out. I'd suggest simply tagging the spammers with {{spammer}}. You can still tag them as "recent" instead but it doesn't have an advantage over the normal spammer tag. Retagging them as "banned" isn't necessary imo. The suggested actions are listed at Category:Spam. --Pizzahut 17:50, 30 Apr 2008 (PDT)

Right...

I'm starting to have enough of these bots.. Could we automatically ban anyone whose name follows the template "XxxxxXxxxx" (note the capitalization of the 6th letter)? Perhaps add a registration verification? It's really annoying that you come online to review the changes just to discover that in the last 15 minutes, another 9 pages have been flooded with porn links, and the best thing we can do about it is revert the page and mark the bot as a spammer... --Baliame 15:23, 12 Oct 2007 (PDT)

Not all spammers use that name pattern. Also, just a comment, most spammers I've seen flagged all their spams as "minor. --Darthkillyou 15:49, 14 Dec 2007 (PST)
There seems to be 2 botnets, one with the pattern and others with some random crap. --Baliame (talk) 16:10, 14 Dec 2007 (PST)
I'm getting quite a lot of user registrations related to Ahmadinajad on my site, but their spam is all (I mean ALL) being blocked by a combination of Bad Behaviour and Akismet. Perhaps those tools could be implemented here? --TomEdwards 07:31, 15 Dec 2007 (PST)