@SDGNelson Too many spambots
oh wait I don’t even have the perms
Here’s my curious question, how can you tell if they’re spam bots or not?
All being created around the same time and using real names as usernames is quite suspicious.
Various extensions, admin tools, and general “common sense” things.
Based on what’s most easily visible to anyone? The 46 accounts currently blocked share many things in common, notably one of three username formats, and always post the same slightly-randomized automated message to external sites, usually starting with one of a few consistent intros and then always ending in a link to an unfinished website.
You can (although rarely) see similar bots pop up on the SDG forums too.
Most of the bots will only edit their own user pages, but a few create articles that are solely advertisements.