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 +The article states "Most wiki platforms have an option to rollback to a previous version. This is the fastest way to undo vandalism."​ This wiki is coming under **attack by spammers** , and there seems to be **no way to delete it** .
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 +Posted by peter dean at Nov 15, 2009 17:07
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 +Yeah, that's a bit unfortunate. The pattern doesn'​t include the scenario where spammers are creating new pages, so there is no rollback as there was no previous version.
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 +What I'm doing so far is renaming the pages and editing them to remove the content. It is only a workaround though...
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 +Posted by james kuypers at Nov 16, 2009 06:03
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 +Surely there are only two ways to deal with this:
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 +  - If you see a spammed page, edit it, pasting back what was there before
 +  - Tell the administrator (but how, on this site?) so that they can delete a) any other new pages, b) correct others and c) revoke the offending user's editing rights
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 +It just needs vigilance - a pain, but the only way is to be a good gardner!
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 +Posted by Steve Leather at Nov 19, 2009 07:58
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