Removing Spam

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While admins will patrol the site for spam and delete/restore spammed pages as soon as possible, they can not be on guard constantly. If you are a registered user you may help in this process, as it is important to remove spam as soon as possible.

Previously existing page

To restore spammed pages please do the following:

  1. Select the "history" tab.
  2. Click on the time & date-links from the top downwards until a healthy page is found.
  3. Select the "edit" tab on this last healthy page.
  4. Scroll to the bottom of this page and preferably enter in the "Summary" box "Removing spam, restoring latest healthy version" or similar.
  5. Click "Save Page".


Page created with spam

If the page did not previously exist but has been created by the spammer, it will of course have no history to restore (then there is only one entry in the history list, the creation entry). In that case do the following:

  1. Select the "edit" tab.
  2. Select all text in the edit window (e.g. with CTRL + A) and delete it.
  3. Scroll to the bottom of this page and preferably enter in the "Summary" box "Removing spam" or similar.
  4. Click "Save Page".

The admins will then finally delete such pages.