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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)