Greetings Stewards et al-
In an effort to better catalog certain data around manual, on-wiki spam-fighting efforts, the Security-Team had a few questions:
- How much time do you spend combatting spam-related issues on-wiki? This can be an extremely rough estimate, we're just looking for some measurement of time over time period, e.g. 2 hrs per day, 10 hrs per month, 90 days per year or even "half my time performing steward-related activities".
- Which tool(s) do you currently use the most when dealing with these issues? This can include things like MediaWiki's built-in blocking/suppression capabilities, various deployed anti-spam extensions, MediaWiki configurations and even third party of manual processes outside of what Wikimedia projects currently offer.
- Outside of vastly improved Captchas or similar anti-spam/anti-automation tooling on the projects, what, in your opinion would be the most valuable feature or tool in dealing with spam and similar incidents on-wiki?
Notes: I understand that many of you have likely answered these questions at least a few times before, within the context of various wish-list requests, etc. It can be very frustrating when these questions have been answered and little progress is seemingly made. We're hoping to change that. I think we're also willing to at least temporarily make this task private if any of the responses might become a bit sensitive.