If you have any ideas on how to stop people form defacing the wiki,
please let me know.
Maybe disallow any postings/updating from a registered user until:
(1) Their first attempt at submitting content has been reviewed, and
approved. (e.g., if they first thing they post is a correction to
some API call, they’re probably not a spammer. :^) If the
first thing they post is “XXX web’cam! LOL! 5743”, don’t approve the
update, and delete the account)
I'm not sure if the Wiki setup allows this, but it'd definitely be
a good feature, I imagine.
The wiki we are using does not provide this option.
(2) The person has popped up on “#sdl” and spoken with one of the Wiki
admins ‘in person.’
(3) Another existing registered ‘good’ Wiki user has vouched for them?
Option 2, and 3, are possible. People can be marked as trusted so they
can then post.
#1 seems like the easiest way for new people to get on board.
“Your first attempt(s) to change the Wiki will be held for approval.
Once we decide you’re not a spammer, you’ll have full access to edit the
Wiki, just like the other users.”
#2 and #3 seem like more hardship on the potential new users, but we could
argue “one smallhardship on you which in turn helps the entire wiki is
a suitable comprimise.”
I’ve done a little more work on this. The spamming is coming from
britney.bizrate.com. Because I have the IP address on the RecentChanges
page I was able to just ban their entire IP subnet.
My understanding is that what bizrate.com is doing is actually a federal
crime in the US.
When you run into spamming on the wiki, please email me and I’ll ban the
IP. Or at least I will until the next time Sam changes the password.
shrug What do I know about Wikis, though? (A: Not much )
Yeah, you and me both, I’m learning as I go.
Bob PendletonOn Wed, 2004-08-18 at 14:31, Bill Kendrick wrote:
On Wed, Aug 18, 2004 at 11:52:18AM -0500, Bob Pendleton wrote:
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