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The following accounts were removed due to violations of the TermsOfService for this web site. That generally means the account in question was created to add wiki-spam to our wiki.

If you have reached this page by clicking a link, then you are the victim of a spammer trying to illicitly increase the link count to a web site, or to better the rank of the web site on a search engine. We want to encourage you not to patronize such sites.

If you feel your account was deleted by mistake, please contact the site administrator (webmaster@gnhlugNoSpam.org).

Admin instructions

General

  • Start by disabling the account (always do this part).
  • Suspected but unconfirmed accounts should be notified.
    • Delete if no response within a reasonable amount of time.
    • Delete if otherwise confirmed as bogus.
  • Flagrant spam attempts may be deleted immediately.
  • This document uses $TWIKI as a placeholder for the TWiki base directory. That is currently /sites/gnhlug/twiki3/TWiki on the server liberty.

Things to look for

  • Registration email bounces.
  • Links to external sites which have nothing to do with Linux.
  • Spam attachments (on their own user page, or on other pages recently modified).

Disabling an account

  1. Add the account to the list at HallOfShame (this page).
  2. Remove the account's entry from the $TWIKI/data/.htpasswd file. This keeps the account from being used to edit any page (even their own).
  3. Optionally move the disable entry to $TWIKI/data/disable_htpasswd file (in case we want to restore it later).

Notifing a suspect user

  1. On the user page for the account, add a quick note.
  2. Optionally, send an email to their registered address.
  3. Change any suspect external links to link to HallOfShame (this page) instead.
  4. Wait to see if we get a response. If not, follow the delete instructions below.

Example notification text:

%RED% This account has been suspended due to apparent violations of our TermsOfService.
If you feel this is incorrect, you may Www.ContactUs. %ENDCOLOR%

Deleting a bogus account

  1. Check the site change history to see if the user added any spam file attachments.
    1. Delete the attachments from the filesystem. These will be in the $TWIKI/pub/$WEB/$PAGE/ directories.
    2. Manually remove the attachment metadata from the $TWIKI/data/Main/$PAGE.txt files.
  2. Delete the user page files from the filesystem. These will be the $USERNAME.txt and $USERNAME.txt,v files in the $TWIKI/data/Main/ directory.
  3. Remove the offending user's topic from the TWikiUsers page.
  4. Add/update entry at HallOfShame (this page).

  • Don't bother with the TWiki Trash; just remove offending files from the filesystem.
  • Leave the dangling links on this page intact, as a long-term record.

Maintaining the list of bogus accounts

Add links to the user pages for suspect- or known-bogus users. (This keeps other TWiki admins in the loop.) Note the date, the action taken, the reason for the action, and the people involved. Place newer entries first (so the list is maintained in reverse chronological order). Move entries between sections as needed.

List of bogus accounts

Pending confirmation

Deleted

  • AmandatZohand? - 4-Jan-2015 - Blatant spam - TedRoche
  • DomTheo - 20 Aug 2013 - Spammer on front page - BruceDawson
  • KerdyPorder? - 27 Oct 2010 - Again - BenScott
  • KerdyPorder? - 26-Oct-2010 - Blatant spam - TedRoche
  • AlessandroAlex? - 10 Feb 2008 - Reg email bounced - BenScott
  • ProLan? - 11 June 2009 - Blatant spammer - BenScott
  • QqQ? - 30 Oct 2007 - Bogus reg info, reg email bounced, strange edits in sandbox - BenScott
  • OriflameMaryKay? - 16 May 2007 - Uploaded PHP hacking script attachments - Noted by TedRoche, deleted by BenScott
  • ArunKumar? - 08 Jan 2007 - Removal Requested by TedRoche
  • PaulSmola? - 02 Mar 2007 - registration email bounced
  • IrenSt? - 7 Jan 2006 - Lots of links to gambling sites on user page.
  • JonniFox? - 5 Nov 2005 - Uploaded porn attachment spam. (Wasn't even all that good.)
  • MarkBoom? - 4 Nov 2006 - Uploaded drug spam as attachment.
  • AlexBroot? - 18 Oct 2006 - Google says its a web bot that just registers on wikis.
  • GeorgeThompson? - 27 Sep 2006 - Registered email address wrong (got complaint from mailbox owner).
  • OfNet? - 24 Jun 2006 - Link to spam site.
  • JackOsborne? - 27 Jun 2006 - Inappropriate content. Spam attachments; deleted.
  • XiaoFeng? - 26 Jun 2006 - Registered again, deleted again.
  • XiaoFeng? - 21 Jun 2006 - Blatant spam attempt; deleted immediately
  • GusFod? - 21 Jun 2006 - Attachment spam; deleted.
  • NixMeg? - 21 Jun 2006 - Registration email bounced; attachment spam; deleted.
  • FrankWaag? - 08 Jun 2006 - Registration email to a Russian site bounced.
  • JordanEversole? - 07 Jun 2006 - user page links to suspcious-looking, non-English website
  • ChaseEder? - 05 Jun 2006 - bad email; user page links to suspcious-looking, non-English website
  • AliRose? - 04 Mar 2006 - invalid email address.
  • WikiMan? - 24 Feb 2006
  • JaiKumar? - 02 Feb 2006 - invalid email address
  • GunoDic? - 22 Oct 2005 - defaced WebHome.
  • XuniZhuji? - 13 Aug 2005
  • SimPlay? - 12 Jul 2005
  • AustraliaRealEstates? - 11 Jul 2005
  • DaDa? - 21 Jun 2005
  • DaaaaGeeeee? - 06 Jul 2005
  • AustraliaRealEstate? - 14 Jun 2005
  • YadooDoo? - 08 Jun 2005
  • HuangYichun? - 03 Jun 2005
  • AAAVeryGoodSite? - 25 May 2005
  • AllanMacShane? - 13 May 2005
  • AaberFer? - 05 May 2005
  • CaishowcngoorgSmscngoorg? - 12 Apr 2005
  • WestMoon? - 11 Apr 2005
  • UserWiKi? - 03 Apr 2005
  • BiWiKi? - 01 Apr 2005
  • ChineseAuction? - 31 Mar 2005
  • EbayChina? - 31 Mar 2005
  • ShujuhuifuLee? - 30 Mar 2005
  • ChinatourcngoorgSmscngoorg? - 29 Mar 2005
  • SmscngoorgCaixincngoorg? - 28 Mar 2005
  • FlessYillf? - 28 Mar 2005
  • ChineseGoods? - 28 Mar 2005
  • ChinaTour? - 27 Mar 2005
  • CqMniu? - 27 Mar 2005
  • FuWuqi? - 24 Mar 2005
  • CquniTop? - 17 Feb 2005
  • EvstFuWuqi? - 17 Feb 2005
  • AVeryGoodsite?
  • HotlinJM?
  • MeiHenGJD?
  • MeiHenGid?
  • RonRen?
  • ZhiXiongkang?
  • ZhOngNcq? - 18 Mar 2005

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