Jul 17, 2011, 11:44 am
Joined: Nov 4, 2010
Posts: 12
I infrequently visit this site and usually just use it for the wiki so I was unhappy to discover that all of the articles (or at least all the articles I found) have nothing but advertisements on them. How did this occur? Is it going to be fixed or not?
Sorry if this has already been discussed, I found topics about hackers and some containing complaints about spam but I couldn't find anything concerning fixing up the wiki.
Thank you.
Jul 17, 2011, 4:09 pm
Joined: Dec 11, 2008
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It's been a problem for a long time now, ever since bots found out how to break CAPCHA.
Capristo will probably get round to fixing it after he's done with the main site.
Jul 17, 2011, 5:34 pm
Joined: Nov 4, 2010
Posts: 12
Ah, thank you for the informative response. It's good to hear that it is probably going to be fixed.
For now, I shall have to play IVAN unaided!
Jul 18, 2011, 1:33 am
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Washing machine wizard

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Well feel free to ask any questions here, some of us have a good memory... not I though.
Jul 18, 2011, 2:45 am
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The wiki has been secondary since the greatboards days. More or less everything is on the forums.
Jul 18, 2011, 12:18 pm
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The Imperialist

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Geez, that's awful. ReCaptcha definitely isn't cutting it anymore. I restored the Wiki for now but I imagine it's only a matter of time before they take over again. I'll try to keep an eye on it.
Jul 18, 2011, 9:52 pm
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The Imperialist

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Since ReCaptcha has been beaten by the spambots, I've enabled a different captcha (similar to the one when registering) where the user has to answer a simple question about the site. Hopefully that will improve things.
Jul 19, 2011, 3:23 am
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Good move Cap, that should do the trick
Jul 19, 2011, 5:51 pm
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Wow, that's brilliant. Thank you very much. The pages I've visited so far have worked perfectly.
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