User talk:JohnK

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Account Creation Error

Thanks for the note, John. I'll look into it. — FrJohn (talk)

Edit Throttling

Hi John. BB does keep out some legit users - In the few cases I know of - when people have emailed me about this - I simply whitelist their IP. Check out OrthodoxWiki:Vandalism. We check for open-proxies against the SORBS database. We use MediaWiki's smap and user blacklist extensions. I also run the UserIP extension which allows me to check for duplicate accounts by IP and have SpecialNuke just in case. With all of these in place, along with more restrictions on editing (email confirmation now required), we've come along way towards being spam free. If I'm not mistaken, BadBehavior does have a throttle control for bots, but not for users. I could see this being a problem. I'm blessed with a team of sysops distributed around the world (awake at different times) who are empowered to ban IPs. Basically, the only problem that remains is when a human agent creates an account with a temporary email address and then blasts us -- but everythign is traceable and revertable. In recent memory, any damage has been cleaned up at most within a couple of hours. An edit throttle extension, with somewhat liberal limits, would help slow this down, too. Yours, — FrJohn (talk)
It looks like our colleagues at might have some kind of edit throttling in place - try it out. It seems to have caught me for a pause yesterday. — FrJohn (talk)


Thanks for the note. I've forwarded it to our admin list. —Fr. Andrew talk contribs 06:52, April 11, 2007 (PDT)

We installed the CAPTCHA extension for new signups -- thanks! — FrJohn (talk)