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Temp removal of account creation filter[edit]

I'm planning on testing the current efficacy of our Abuse Filter in stopping spam. On June 10th, it stopped 200 accounts from being created, but I'd like to see how the other subsequent barriers handle the load.

I'll do it on a day when I have free time to monitor the wiki. Let me know your thoughts and/or objections. G R E E N E R 01:48, 11 June 2018 (UTC)

Disabled the filter. Let's see how the other systems fair. G R E E N E R 13:53, 20 June 2018 (UTC)
6 hours off. 7 spam accounts created. 6 attempted spam but were stopped by other filters. 0 blocks on spam accounts (filters aren't set to do so atm). G R E E N E R 20:12, 20 June 2018 (UTC)
I'm pretty sure the account creation log is hidden by default on both wikis thanks to Poke's extension. As long as they can't edit I don't think it matters if they've created accounts. -Chieftain Alex 17:20, 23 June 2018 (UTC)
It wasn't the creation log spam that I was pondering. It was more me looking for the worst case scenario of actual spam given that there are fewer eyes around here. June's been very busy for me, so I haven't had the full couple of days that I wanted in order to run the filters through their paces. G R E E N E R 17:40, 23 June 2018 (UTC)
Good morning, folks. I'm not sure if you have already seen this Reddit thread by numma_cway, but, in case you didn't, it might prove to be an interesting reading, and possibly, a later on addition into the assembly of extensions this wiki operates with. Dmitri Fatkin (talk) 04:15, 13 July 2018 (UTC)
Thanks for passing that on. I believe atm that it's Anet's goal to handle the security the same way across all five wikis that they manage. This particular wiki had the extra security of blocking all account creation, which put it out of step with the other four. If they decide to upgrade the security again, I'll make sure to bring this link to their attention. G R E E N E R 19:48, 13 July 2018 (UTC)

moderation discussion[edit]

moved from Guild Wars Wiki talk:Adminship/Inactive Clean-up

related to this and few editors arent in the wiki discord [1] [2] [3] two editors questioned Alex banning User:Falconeye and how it was handled, leading to questioning the admins resulted in several comments being deleted and them being banned from the discord and threatening to ban them on the wikis without their knowledge. admins say warnings were given but i see none just Greener linking a wiki talk page shortly before the ban by Alex who threatened to ban them on wikis too. so did inc who is admin on gw2w. whole discussion in the screens, except the comments deleted by admins. hope this won't be deleted too apparently questioning admins is a sure way to get banned. gl horrible also from recent changes [4] --The preceding unsigned comment was added by 38.242.7.247 (talk).

I have no opinion on the banning of Falconeye since I am out of the loop, but those screenshots make it pretty clear what happened. Some people claim to have a problem with the actions of admins, and were specifically told where to go to address these problems. Instead of following that simple instruction, they just continued misusing the discord for their complaints. Since the discord is not a place where action is taken on such complaints, they knew perfectly well what they were doing: spreading the word in an attempt to create some extra drama.
Questioning the admins is not why they got banned, and you know that just as well as I do. -arnosluismans (talk) 20:51, 24 May 2020 (UTC)
yeah konig...Don't even think of touching a page that guy has edited... Auron said it best on his user talk page. Justice (talk) 20:57, 24 May 2020 (UTC)
The fact that this page exists, and that people have been encouraged to use it, shows that we are not above being questioned. The reason(s) for the bans on another platform were not caused by anyone second-guessing an admin action. Greener (talk) 13:55, 25 May 2020 (UTC)
Since link 4 is to my talkpage I'd like to stress that while I questioned Greener intensly in our original email exchange, he never ever threatened to ban me nor did he directly or indirectly, explicitely or implicitely hint at it. And my block log is empty up to today. He's been impeccably civil throughout all conversations. So I 100% distance myself from the sentiment expressed by the IP. Steve1 (talk) 18:29, 25 May 2020 (UTC)
I want to add another thing to this and say that those bans were handed out on Discord not solely because of the discussion shown in these screenshots. There’s additional history involved which I am not going to comment on as the Discord server is a different platform that is separate from the wiki.
In addition, I want to reiterate what Greener said in one of the screenshots: Being a valuable contributor does not excuse bad behavior. poke | talk 22:19, 30 May 2020 (UTC)