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Recently we've been hit with a vandalbot. They're really common on wikis--they just insert gibberish into pages, or replace real page content with gibberish. It looks like the Bug Report Workflow (Support) got onto their lists and they keep editing gibberish into that page, so I have protected that page so that only non-new registered users can edit it. You can see an example of vandalism here.

It'd be good for folks to keep an eye on the Recent Changes page for other vandalbot activity. If you know how to rollback changes, feel free to, but comment here if you don't. It might also be good to comment here if you do, to keep track of this issue. If they start hitting a wide variety of pages, we might have to look into deterrence methods (like setting it up so that ReCaptcha triggers on all edits by nonregistered users).

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