wiki issues

José Antonio Rey jose at
Fri Feb 19 15:35:13 UTC 2016

Unfortunately, I don't think that's a doable solution. The idea of 
having a wiki is to have it open for anyone to edit. Locking it down to 
just a specific group of people would beat the initial purpose of having 
a wiki.

On 02/19/2016 10:32 AM, Walter Lapchynski wrote:
> So it was brought to my attention by bapoumba that a lot of our [recent
> wiki spam][1] has been created by a user that does not have a Launchpad
> account. It seems that as long as there is a valid SSO login, the
> existence of the LP account doesn't matter. The other thing that is
> interesting to note is that there is sometimes long gaps between posts
> on the wiki by this user.
> That suggests to me that it is unlikely that the entire spamming process
> is automatic. Which means that enforcing 2FA for SSO logins isn't going
> to help any more than some sort of CAPTCHA system. Moderating new
> Launchpad accounts isn't going to be helpful as we have no way of really
> verifying the validity of any new user.
> We really have one logical solution to solve the issue of spam,
> REGARDLESS of which wiki system we use: limiting the Editors group. I
> think the way that [Bug Control][2] handles this is sensible, in that it
> requires you to say what you would do to specific instances in order to
> have your application approved.
> [1]:
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