[ubuntu-za] Wiki Spam - turn off anonymous edits?

Bill Cairns pops at cairnsgames.co.za
Thu Oct 11 15:37:23 BST 2007


I don't believe in anonymous editing on wikis anyway - not for the spam
problem (only) but also because it helps track who thinks what.

On Thu, 2007-10-11 at 09:48 +0200, Morgan Collett wrote:
> We've been having a lot of wiki spam on www.ubuntu-za.org. Craig has
> opened a ticket a while ago for the Canonical sysadmins to advise us
> on dealing with this, and I think there may be moin plugins that can
> help - but until we have something more reliable (and less manual than
> Craig's several edits a day to remove spam) the quickest action would
> be to stop anonymous edits.
> 
> That would require everyone to create a profile and log in on the wiki
> before being able to edit. I think most people who do edit the wiki do
> log in, unless they forget (as has happened to me on occasion).
> 
> Comments? Anyone against this?
> 
> Regards
> Morgan
> 




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