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Spambots fill wikis with fake users
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Description

MW wiki's user lists are inaccurate because most of the wiki users are probably spambots - these do a one time create user to put a link on the user page. There should be a way to prevent this.

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Which specific problem does the current behavior create?

That the user list/wiki has extraneous crud. Even with abuse filter blocking the actual user page posts.

That the user list/wiki has extraneous crud.

Which problem does that create?

Aklapper triaged this task as Lowest priority.Jan 18 2018, 11:09 AM

That sounds only like an outcome instead. It's unclear why you have to exclude inactive/spam accounts from those lists.
Currently proposing to decline this task.

Legoktm added a subscriber: Legoktm.

You can use the UserMerge extension to merge all the spam users into a "Spambot" user. (Or just delete them outright).

I would except I can't because the wiki is on Miraheze wiki farm with CentralAuth and UserMerge extension is disallowed.