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Unusual log entriesEdit

Logged edits to this thread show up as being made by User:Pi zero. See: Special:Log/liquidthreads. One was by a spammer/vandal and the second was me undoing their edit. Very strange methinks. --SVTCobra 04:09, 3 December 2022 (UTC)

I saw that! I was completely puzzled; went digging at the time and it appeared that his (locked) account was the one adding the book spam and the IP was reverting him. It seems fine now. Beats me how they managed that. Augusthorsesdroppings10 (talk) 05:28, 3 December 2022 (UTC)
Pi zero's account was locked after he passed away (see: Wikinews mourns loss of volunteer John Shutt). At first, I thought the IP had hacked something, but my edit also showed up in the log as done by Pi zero, so it is a flaw in the software somewhere. --SVTCobra 16:30, 3 December 2022 (UTC)
Yeah, that was what freaked me out. It shows up as a Pi zero edit in Recent changes too: Threaded discussion log 06:22 Pi zero talk contribs changed the subject of Thread:Comments:Australian researchers confirm stress makes you sick/comment from "commentenjoy yourself with lbk's trilogy: www.redacted spam url.com/en/book/show/19330676" to "enjoy yourself with lbk's trilogy: www.redacted spam url.com/en/book/show/19330676" ‎Threaded discussion log 06:22 Pi zero talk contribs changed the subject of Thread:Comments:Australian researchers confirm stress makes you sick/comment from "comment" to "commentenjoy yourself with lbk's trilogy: www.redacted spam url.com/en/book/show/19330676" ‎—The preceding unsigned comment was added by Augusthorsesdroppings10 (talkcontribs) 17:22, 3 December 2022‎ (UTC)
Please don't repeat the spam url. This is LTA spam of some author who wants to spread his self-published book. --SVTCobra 18:31, 3 December 2022 (UTC)
I'm sorry. I had copied all that from my recent changes feed and not realized.--Augusthorsesdroppings10 (talk) 21:44, 4 December 2022 (UTC)

Massive spam assaultEdit

Starting late on August 12 and continuing into August 13 (UTC) there has been a massive number of spam articles which are bypassing our abuse filters. They seem to be Polish language (largely) and promoting prescription drugs. We need to update our filters for these. --SVTCobra 03:25, 13 August 2022 (UTC)

Anything elseEdit

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Please pray for the children of UkraineEdit

I maybe a child on the 6th grade but I am wishing and hoping for the war between Russia and Ukraine be over. Children are mostly affected and many had been traumatized. I feel so sorry for them and hope still for a brighter future for them despite the ongoing war.

-Alyanna21 —The preceding unsigned comment was added by Alyanna21 (talkcontribs) 02:48, 6 March 2022‎