User talk:Charles

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Hello, Charles, and welcome to the ErfWiki!

Thank you for taking an interest in our wiki. If you have any trouble or need help, feel free to ask questions on my talk page or any other editor's talk page. Also, you could look at a help page. We hope you like it here and decide to stay!

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Again, welcome! Charles 05:15, 27 January 2011 (UTC)



My name is Charles. People call me... Charles

Contributions by Charles


Major Page Creations

MediaWiki:SpamBlacklist a site holding the local URL blacklist for Erfwiki SPAM prevention.

The Spamming of Erfwiki a Banon making fun of a real battle against SPAM on Erfwiki.

Sly the Barbarian a Fanon of an old but powerful warlord referencing Conan and others.

Speewah a Fanon Australian themed Side.

Animu a Fanon Anime/Manga themed Side.

Dwop Bear a Fanon Unit type based on Drop Bears.

Rolladuck a Fanon Unit type based on the Duckroll meme.

Dwarfy a Fanon Natural ally created by another but heavily edited by myself.

Main Page Control

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I'd love to do more to combat spam, but all I can do as an admin is block bots and delete edits. Only User:Harknell can. You'd have the best chance of finding him on the Forum. If the situation doesn't get some attention, I'll PM Balder about it. Miment 04:32, 27 January 2011 (UTC)

Just an update, I talked with Rob about it a bit on IRC. He knows, and he's telling Harknell.

[15:02] <RobTitan> Primary problem is with new pages being created, then?
[15:03] <Miment> Yes
[15:04] <Miment> Disabling new pages would be an OK temp fix, but 
requiring a proper captcha on edits with new external links should 
stop basically any type of spam.
[15:07] <RobTitan> I will quote you on that directly to Harknell in this email I am composing.

Miment 23:16, 27 January 2011 (UTC)

Putting it in the talk page would be easier, yeah. Though really it doesn't matter. We only started doing things that way because anonymous editors don't have a user page. So the only place to put the category was in their talk.

If you want to clear the spammer category out of banned users, that's be fine with me.

The Spamming of Erfwiki

This page is so much! You should list it special under your user contributions!

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And here's a cookie...
for creating The Spamming of Erfwiki.
--Miment 04:52, 28 January 2011 (UTC)
Now that I'm back, we'll need to update the Spaming of Erfwiki. Maybe add a new battle? Miment 20:17, 27 May 2011 (EDT)

A style point

Using the {{spammer}} template rather than [[Category:Spammer]] takes a smidge less typing, and serves the same function. Your choice. Abb3w 20:33, 9 May 2011 (UTC)


... on the promotion. =)

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Abb3w 04:20, 22 May 2011 (UTC)


Every page edit has (in the oft-ignored fine-print) "You are also promising us that you wrote this yourself, or copied it from a public domain or similar free resource (see ErfWiki:Copyrights for details)." Some manner of official Word-of-God legalese is clearly needed for stating overall copyright policies of the Wiki itself; it would seem to make sense for such a page to also discuss the underlying Erfworld copyright status and the extent that Creative Commons licensing applies. Abb3w 09:27, 23 May 2011 (EDT)

Cheerleaders and MediaWiki

The bots seem to generate random spelling mistakes for canned remarks, to make the remarks slightly less recognizable. Given there are 119 misspellings of any six-letter word, barring individual spelling mistakes seems epic-grade futile as an approach. There look to be perhaps a dozen or so (correctly spelled) underlying remarks. Blocking each expression as a whole with more complicated RegEXs should be possible, but I'm not sure the best way to go about that. Abb3w 01:16, 26 May 2011 (EDT)