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::[[Special:CheckUser]]. No idea why there's a difference. Also [[Special:Specialpages]] is useful but seems not to be linked anywhere. —[[User:Ashley Y|Ashley Y]] 05:46, 13 July 2010 (UTC)
 
::[[Special:CheckUser]]. No idea why there's a difference. Also [[Special:Specialpages]] is useful but seems not to be linked anywhere. —[[User:Ashley Y|Ashley Y]] 05:46, 13 July 2010 (UTC)
 
:::Dunno; the docs definitely say [[Special:Checkuser]],
 
:::[[Special:Specialpages]] is an old friend of mine; you get it when you go somewhere in the Special: namespace without an existing page, on the error message: 'You have requested an invalid special page, a list of valid special pages may be found at Special:Specialpages.' Our Special:Specialpages ''does not'' list Special:CheckUser, one reason I thought it was non-existent. --[[User:Gwern|Gwern]] 02:56, 14 July 2010 (UTC)
 
   
 
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Hello--just FYI, I noticed a bunch of spam accounts getting created today ([[User:Buyclomipramine]], [[User:Buyzyvox]] and the like). I see from some other talk pages that you're already aware of the issue. The folks on #haskell seem to agree that a simple captcha might cut down on such nonsense. The current sign-up procedure is pretty easy, and I don't think it's too much to ask for new contributors to (say) "Use GHCI to find out the type of this Haskell expression" before creating an account :-) Best regards, [[User:Wapcaplet|Wapcaplet]] 17:18, 13 July 2010 (UTC)
 
Hello--just FYI, I noticed a bunch of spam accounts getting created today ([[User:Buyclomipramine]], [[User:Buyzyvox]] and the like). I see from some other talk pages that you're already aware of the issue. The folks on #haskell seem to agree that a simple captcha might cut down on such nonsense. The current sign-up procedure is pretty easy, and I don't think it's too much to ask for new contributors to (say) "Use GHCI to find out the type of this Haskell expression" before creating an account :-) Best regards, [[User:Wapcaplet|Wapcaplet]] 17:18, 13 July 2010 (UTC)
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:Probably. However, I don't have access to that part of the configs - Ashley does. If you want to suggest to Ashley we turn back on either requesting via email accounts or enable CAPTCHAs, then I wouldn't oppose it. However, supposedly they're busy working on an upgrade, so it might be better to let them focus on that. --[[User:Gwern|Gwern]] 02:58, 14 July 2010 (UTC)

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Gwern, I have added you to the groups sysop and checkuser.

Thanks. --Gwern 03:02, 13 July 2010 (UTC)
Ashley, is Checkuser installed? I tried Special:Checkuser which is where the MW docs say it should be, but that's an error. --Gwern 04:14, 13 July 2010 (UTC)
Special:CheckUser. No idea why there's a difference. Also Special:Specialpages is useful but seems not to be linked anywhere. —Ashley Y 05:46, 13 July 2010 (UTC)

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Hello--just FYI, I noticed a bunch of spam accounts getting created today (User:Buyclomipramine, User:Buyzyvox and the like). I see from some other talk pages that you're already aware of the issue. The folks on #haskell seem to agree that a simple captcha might cut down on such nonsense. The current sign-up procedure is pretty easy, and I don't think it's too much to ask for new contributors to (say) "Use GHCI to find out the type of this Haskell expression" before creating an account :-) Best regards, Wapcaplet 17:18, 13 July 2010 (UTC)

Probably. However, I don't have access to that part of the configs - Ashley does. If you want to suggest to Ashley we turn back on either requesting via email accounts or enable CAPTCHAs, then I wouldn't oppose it. However, supposedly they're busy working on an upgrade, so it might be better to let them focus on that. --Gwern 02:58, 14 July 2010 (UTC)