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Preventing Wiki Link Spam
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I'm not terribly sure what this would be but I'd consider it a big
enhancement/fix. Currently, as most of us know, the MediaWiki software is a
popular target among spammers for dropping their links into pages. Logon-only
sites have this problem too, as accounts are created and then used to spam.
While there is a MediaWiki spam fix, which blocks most of it, there's another
fix now from google.

The idea, mentioned at:, is to add
ref="nofollow" to external links automatically. This means that there's no
profit, as even if the spam does get placed there and stays there long enough
for google to see it, it's not profitable.

If this could be included in mediawiki so that links were changed to NoFollow if
they aren't interwiki/intrawiki links, that may be a boon for the fight against

Version: unspecified
Severity: enhancement


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Move in refineryrepos/data-engineering/airflow-dags!570aquT336739_cleanup_ooziemain
Refactor `wikitext_raw` table to support backfillingrepos/data-engineering/dumps/mediawiki-content-dump!4xcollazooptimize-writesmain
Harmonize Tags on Airflowrepos/data-engineering/airflow-dags!460jebeT336744-Harmonize-tags-in-Airflow-dagsmain
Split cassandra loading jobs by datasetsrepos/data-engineering/airflow-dags!455joalupdate_analytics_cassandra_loadingmain
Update translators from upstream and rm oclc translatorsrepos/mediawiki/services/zotero-translators!2mvolzrmoclcmaster
Customize query in GitLab

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bzimport raised the priority of this task from to High.Nov 21 2014, 8:11 PM
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Already included for REL1_4 . Have a look at the next beta :o) wrote:

Wow, there was no bug on it and google only announced it yesterday, and it's
picked up by /. today. That's probably the fastest turnaround ever.