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We need to deal with these spambots, if you encounter one, and find the page was created by a spambot, please copy and paste this: "{{deleted|it's a spambot page}}". We need the admins to actually delete these pages too. Anyone else have any suggestions on how we can clean up the mess, or flat out just prevent it from happening again? Koolboyman 05:55, 6 July 2007 (EDT)

IP bans should do it nicely. I cleaned up for today. Maybe we can have a {{spampage}} template? Also, remember the <nowiki></nowiki> tags for when you want to post text surrounded by {{curly braces}}. 01:38, 7 July 2007 (EDT)
Well, IP bans and requiring registration before you can edit. I'd register in a heartbeat if the spambots kept it up. Until then, I'm gonna make a new template for all this spam nuking. {{spampage}} (Oh yeah, I made this page somewhat easier to read.) 04:03, 7 July 2007 (EDT)
The spam appears to get worse. Registering an accoutn before editing with IP's is a good idea, this person is probably using proxies anyways. Koolboyman 18:03, 10 July 2007 (EDT)
Someone block User:, this is the one that keeps messing up the General disclaimer page. P.JBoy 15:15, 14 July 2007 (GMT)
I agree, however I'm not sure that we can do a great deal until an admin gets involved. Does anyone know how to contact one? I've emailed the address with the whois information hoping for at least a little feedback if nothing more. --TooDice 18:12, 23 July 2007 (EDT)

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Not a Spambot but...

User: replaced a lot of the pages with juvenile garbage, but I fixed them all. Somebody ban him please. Koolboyman 17:53, 12 July 2007 (EDT)

Proper Treatment for Spambot Pages

1. Search the history, see if there's any actual content that the spambot and spam removers might have removed.
2. If no content is found, replace the entire page with {{spampage}} if there is no use for the page, or with {{unwritten}} if there is still a use for the page.
3. Be sure to state in the edit summary that you were removing spam.

Known Spammers

Use this section to report IPs and accounts that belong to spammers.

User: - P.JBoy 16:26, 24 July 2007 (GMT) I don't know how good that would do, because the IP's are changing all the time. Probably proxies. Koolboyman 14:10, 25 July 2007 (EDT)