Spam is happening again

Peter Matulis peter.matulis at
Thu Feb 18 21:19:56 UTC 2016

Some things to consider before rushing off to recreate "just another wiki":

a) How to increase/maintain quality (currently the wiki content, as a
whole, is questionable)
b) How to increase security (no spam)
c) How to maximize resources (increase tool performance and decrease
maintenance overhead)

On 18 February 2016 at 15:45, Elizabeth K. Joseph <lyz at> wrote:

> On Thu, Feb 18, 2016 at 6:05 AM, Nio Wiklund <nio.wiklund at>
> wrote:
> > It seems we cannot have an open wiki system. Either some people enjoy
> > spamming when and where it is possible, or there is one particular
> > enemy, that really tries hard to destroy our open system.
> I think it would be a serious loss to our community to give up all the
> drive by contributions we get from random people on the documentation
> wiki ( who find ways they can fix
> things up and then go about their lives.
> There are many wikis in the world that operate fine without spam, ours
> was fine until the end of December. It's just a matter of working to
> control it like others have :)
> The bigger issue that this spam attack highlighted was that there are
> performance problems and a maintenance overhead with maintaining the
> current system running on MoinMoin. This has gotten to the point where
> teams have stopped using and are using other tools or
> setting up their own wikis, which is why alternate platforms have been
> proposed.
> --
> Elizabeth Krumbach Joseph || Lyz || pleia2

Peter Matulis
Technical Writer
Canonical Ltd.
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