TechNet Wiki looking back to 2018, the end of bulk spam

You probably have noticed that some of the article edit counts (“activities completed”) have been extremely high, the last few days, while the actual article edits seemed very low. Unless you checked the high number of “SPAM_…” articles quickly passing by again in the Wiki history the last weeks, months… Let me take you back…

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Important Notice: TechNet Wiki Migration Wave 2 (Dec 5 from 5 to 10PM PST)

In short: Please avoid making any edits and or posting any new TN Wiki articles on December 05, between 5pm PST and 10pm PST. What’s happening? The TechNet Wiki site  https://social.technet.microsoft.com/wiki will be migrating from the current infrastructure to a full Azure hosted platform, this is part of our roadmap for a full Azure adoption across…

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Important Notice: TechNet Wiki Migration (Nov 19 5-10PM PST)

In short: Please avoid making any edits and or posting any new TN Wiki articles between November 19 5pm PST and 10pm PST. What’s happening? The TechNet Wiki site  https://social.technet.microsoft.com/wiki will be migrating from the current infrastructure to a full Azure hosted platform, this is part of our roadmap for a full Azure adoption across all…

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Sorry you don’t have enough privileges to post an article on the Wiki.

Introduction For a very long time, already since the inception of your favorite Wiki, we have been facing quite some attention from spammers, posting the most ludicrous content. In 2016-2017… while we even had a semi-professional spam hunter team (we still do), who ended up killing a few 100+ spam articles a day, which was…

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The MVP year of the TN Wiki

Today, I’ve had the tremendous honor to be renewed as Microsoft MVP for Enterprise Mobility (Identity & Access). https://mvp.microsoft.com/en-us/Overview The award is a recognition to people who passionately share their knowledge with the community. It is (re-)evaluated again every single year. In essence the award is looking at the last year, with no guarantee for the…

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Wiki Quick Tip 11 (HTML): Code blocks loosing border when saving article

When you insert code blocks into your article, the online editor is automatically adding borders to the code blocks. But when you save the article, you might see that your code blocks are losing their borders… Here’s the solution… Edit your article again, go into HTML editor. Replace all instances of : <div class=”reCodeBlock”> with…

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Wiki Quick Tip: 10 fixes for building a robust #TNWiki article

When posting a new TNWiki article or after posting it, many people struggle to keep their article “stable”… Stable meaning that the original article is getting out of control, losing the nice layout, for subsequent edits (yourself or any other editor working on it). Let me provide you a set of quick fixes you should…

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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…

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Hey, you’re not a pirate, but a TechNet Wiki Ninja, are you?

So, you have spent hours and hours writing a damn good article from scratch, super quality, great and interesting stuff that everybody should read. Every little single character on that paper is yours, written by these master fingers you have. And knowing that you have been investigating the topic in depth, researching the internet, the community,…

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