[UbuntuWomen] Wiki Lockdown :(

Elizabeth Krumbach lyz at ubuntu.com
Tue Aug 4 20:03:18 UTC 2009

Hi everyone,

I'm sorry to report that our wiki over at wiki.ubuntu-women.org has
been locked down to restrict edits until further notice. If you have
an account, you can still edit the main pages but you will not be able
to create new ones. Please contact myself or Susana[0] with your wiki
name to be granted access to create new pages (anyone can have access,
please ask!), or find an existing page you need to edit but I haven't
granted authenticated access to (I got most of them, but I'm sure I
missed some).

The reasoning behind this lockdown is an overwhelming amount of Spam,
which is now up to almost 50 pages of junk we need to delete per day.
Susana and I have been working hard over the past couple months to
keep it under control by deleting it and working with Canonical to
blacklist IP addresses but it's costing us a considerable amount of
time that neither of us can devote to it.

Canonical has assured us that they plan on upgrading the wiki software
and implementing OpenID authentication and further Spam preventative
measures but this needs to be done server-wide and they are not ready
for this upgrade right now. This lockdown was the only advice they
could offer at this point.

We might consider moving back to wiki.ubuntu.com if this stretches on
for too long, but this is something that we'll have to discuss.

[0] http://wiki.ubuntu-women.org/Susana

Elizabeth Krumbach // Lyz // pleia2

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