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post Wed 10th August 2011, 5:50pm
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Looks like someone with a big proxy list is trolling you.
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post Wed 10th August 2011, 6:47pm
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QUOTE(thekohser @ Wed 10th August 2011, 11:51am) *

Anybody have any idea what happened a few days ago on Wikipedia that caused this traffic spike?

The traffic logs on the Wikipedia Review.com site itself didn't seem to receive a noticeable uptick in inbound traffic from Wikipedia, which suggests to me that this isn't "normal" human browser activity on Wikipedia.


I'll take credit for that one.
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post Wed 10th August 2011, 7:27pm
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Your note was August 2. The spike began August 5. No cigar.
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post Wed 10th August 2011, 7:33pm
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QUOTE(thekohser @ Wed 10th August 2011, 2:27pm) *

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Your note was August 2. The spike began August 5. No cigar.


Well shucks.
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post Tue 23rd August 2011, 8:22pm
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The surge continues unabated.

It's got to be a bot, right?
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post Tue 23rd August 2011, 9:24pm
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QUOTE(thekohser @ Tue 23rd August 2011, 1:22pm) *
It's got to be a bot, right?

It's likely. Someone is messing with you. Has anything happened to MWB's direct hits?

There are now more than 100 bots operating on en-WP. Any of them could be easily modified to
automatically inflate the hit-counts of any article. Because no one ever talks about what they
are doing with their WP bots, we might never know.

Yet another area of Wikipedia that is completely opaque and obscured from its users. After looking
at the edit histories of thousands of articles, I am convinced that WP's mad admins are deliberately
using bots to falsify edit-counts across the board. Since 2009 the preponderance of edits to ALL
articles (except major battlefields) have been bot edits such as reformats, or trivial edits by complete
nobodies which added little or no information.

When people see my edit-date analysis, there will be much sadness.

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