Wiki Admin Notice – Fighting the Wiki spam & Collateral damage


Hello all,

you all have noticed that we got some augmented attention from spammers on TNWiki.
We got some extra reinforcement from MVP spam fighters like Richard Mueller, Sabah Shariq, [Kamlesh Kumar]Ousama EL HOR and some others in the top contributors list (except for the 0 point spammer accounts themselves, not credits for these).

But still the fight is not over, or even getting worse...

Therefore we need your continued help to get rid of this: check this post Wiki Life: How to Report Spam and Pirated/Plagiarized Content.

Due to the high volume of spam, we have slightly changed the approach on deleting spam, which is more aggressive as before.
But we can remove more spam this way.

The disadvantage is that we have some accidental collateral damage, where we might delete some valid Wiki articles as the are drown in the volume of spam.

The moderator's team is on the watch for these accidents, but if you find out your article is deleted by accident, don't hesitate to get in touch and let us know.
We will restore the valid articles a soon as possible.

You know how to reach out, via comments, direct message, mail or, of course the Facebook groups!

Anyway, sorry for the trouble in advance, but we do whatever possible to keep a smooth experience for you.
You are important for us!

We value your knowledge, keep the articles coming!


Comments (6)

  1. Naomi N says:

    Thanks. I hope we get a better way to fight SPAM than this tedious process of manually marking it.

  2. Cian Allner says:

    Thanks Peter for the update.

    I have backed off from Wiki activities recently as the site has been problematic, for me at least, creating new articles and whatnot. Glad to hear the spam issues are being reined in.

  3. .paul. _ says:

    This spam war is worse than I thought. I’ll keep an eye on my articles. It’s unfortunate that we’re not all getting Wiki notifications, as I’d like to be notified if any of my articles are deleted…

  4. Dear Wiki Ninjas,

    we are still fighting with a lot of spam in TechNet wiki. After tagging several spam articles manually, I just published a browser extension on TechNet Gallery, which simplifies the spam tagging to a single click. For details see

    * TechNet Wiki – Browser Extension: Spam Tagging.
    * https://gallery.technet.microsoft.com/TechNet-Browser-Extension-c08fd681

  5. pituach says:

    Thanks Peter for all the hard work behind the scene and for sharing the info 🙂

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