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Old 2016-02-27, 17:01   #1
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I went to the wiki today to look something up. I found spam that appeared to be injected during a previous edit. Looking at the edit history of the page, it looks like it got placed place during an edit in Jan 2016. I know that I did not insert it intentionally and doubt that it was an error. If anyone else sees anything like this, please speak up.

http://www.mersennewiki.org/index.ph...CLA&oldid=8408

(Last line of first bullet point under 'Classic Era').

I have fixed the problem.
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Old 2016-02-27, 17:10   #2
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Your have some malware in your PC maybe? Someone is hijacking your connection? You blacked-out for a short period and typed it in unknowingly? You schizophrenic other self did it? All of the above?

Edit: Forgot the obvious - Aliens did it.

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Old 2016-02-27, 17:31   #3
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Your have some malware in your PC maybe? Someone is hijacking your connection? You blacked-out for a short period and typed it in unknowingly? You schizophrenic other self did it? All of the above?
1 and 2 are unlikely (edit done on a well managed corporate machine and network (IIRC). 3 and 4 no.
Looking back at what it was, there is a chance that an old link to a defunct webpage may have redirected to that, but the in-line text and insertion location are strange.
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Old 2016-02-27, 18:08   #4
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JavaScript clipboard hijacking?
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Old 2016-02-27, 20:27   #5
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I went back and looked at various other recent edits (post M49 announcement). None others seem to have an issue.

It might be a bad case of fat fingers.
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Old 2016-02-27, 22:04   #6
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I did some editing on the M48 and M49 pages about that time frame, but that was the limit of my involvement... at least to my memory... I did get them mixed up for a few days, but nobody hollered at me.
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I did some editing on the M48 and M49 pages about that time frame, but that was the limit of my involvement... at least to my memory... I did get them mixed up for a few days, but nobody hollered at me.
I looked at the articles the articles you did, they were clean. The article in question only has my fingerprints (I created it and did all of the edits). I looked at most of the articles that have been edited since the announcement.

I wanted to give everyone the heads up in case this is 'a thing'. Also to come forward and say that it was not intentional and take any blame out in the open.
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