Wiki Spammer!

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Re: Wiki Spammer!

Postby AndyPoms » Fri Jul 05, 2013 6:56 pm

robc007 wrote:It appears anyone with a Waze account is allowed to edit the wiki now (as am I).
Yes anyone with a Waze account can edit the wiki - it's always been that way. There were a few tricks to logging in though (due to the way the wiki software handles usernames).

Keep posting the links in this thread if you find them & I've already sent a note to the Waze staff (I didn't use the emergency button as this can wait till after their weekend).
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Re: Wiki Spammer!

Postby AndyPoms » Fri Jul 05, 2013 7:30 pm

robc007 wrote:Okay, I misunderstood the page that says help is welcome in the wiki if you have more than 25,000 map edits. If that was an enforceable limitation then the volume of wiki spam would be much less.

Can you post a link to which page says that?
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Re: Wiki Spammer!

Postby AndyPoms » Sun Jul 07, 2013 2:36 pm

amitbena wrote:Hey,

We've installed a security patch which should solve this issue and prevent it from happening.

Thanks,

Amit
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Re: Wiki Spammer!

Postby kentsmith9 » Tue Jul 23, 2013 9:56 pm

robc007 wrote:Yes :) http://www.waze.com/wiki/index.php?titl ... _this_Wiki

This is linked from the wiki front page and appears to describe wiki editing policy.

Robc007, thanks so much for locating all those spam entries and getting rid of them.

As for the data on the page you noted, the current guidelines are not absolute, but more recommendations. I am checking with the Waze team to better understand what security update they recently added and see it we can tie in additional security.
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Wiki Spammer!

Postby robc007 » Fri Jul 05, 2013 6:10 pm

This user has created several advertisements in the wiki: http://www.waze.com/wiki/index.php?titl ... eil56drama

I suggest someone remove the wiki articles and the wiki account as soon as possible.
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Re: Wiki Spammer!

Postby robc007 » Fri Jul 05, 2013 6:24 pm

It appears anyone with a Waze account is allowed to edit the wiki now (as am I).
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Re: Wiki Spammer!

Postby robc007 » Fri Jul 05, 2013 7:05 pm

Okay, I misunderstood the page that says help is welcome in the wiki if you have more than 25,000 map edits. If that was an enforceable limitation then the volume of wiki spam would be much less.
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Re: Wiki Spammer!

Postby robc007 » Fri Jul 05, 2013 11:04 pm

Yes :) http://www.waze.com/wiki/index.php?titl ... _this_Wiki

This is linked from the wiki front page and appears to describe wiki editing policy.
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