Consider installing BlockAndNuke on the Beta Cluster
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rEBAN extension-BlockAndNuke wouldbe useful in dealing with the waves of spambots there. I know it is a test environment, etc; but that shouldn't mean we should allow it be cluttered with spam.

The first thing to do should be checking if the code of the extension would work with our current version of MediaWiki (bugs to MediaWiki-extensions-BlockAndNuke)

Probably the whitelist.txt file shouldn't be used and the "merge" function should be disabled too to avoid broken accounts, etc.

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Sau226 added a subscriber: Sau226.Sep 19 2017, 3:08 PM

If this extension actually works as intended it would be highly beneficial to sysops and stewards in that they don't need to mass block/lock spam accounts and can simply purge these accounts with little work. Ideally we should be able to lobal lock accounts in a similar matter but I second the motion (If it works obviously as a bad extension can cause lots of havoc and chaos).

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