[Rubygems-developers] Wiki Spam
gsinclair at soyabean.com.au
Wed Sep 8 23:07:23 EDT 2004
>> C) Why doesn't anyone appear to listen to my suggestion for preventing
>> wiki spam? (Which is: disallow edits containing more than N -- e.g. N
>> = 2
>> -- external links.)
> It's a Perl wiki engine. You wanna' modify it? Didn't think so...
I've taken a look at the code. It's not bad for Perl, and that's
irrelevant anyway. An email to the author saying "I want to make this mod
to the code; can you help me?" is almost sure to yield a quick and correct
result. But I'm not in charge of any UseMod instances, and haven't seen
any interest from those who are, so...
> I would suggest we eat our own dog food and make that better than the
> PerlFood we've been eating.
I dislike UseModWiki functionally and aesthetically, having been spoiled
by others (especially Instiki). But we're more or less stuck with it for
now (and even when a better -- RuWiki? -- option becomes available, who
wants to try converting their data over?), so we might as well try to
improve it. *Especially* such a simple conceptual solution to such a
persistent and disasterous problem.
Besides which, we should be grateful that UseMod has been a practical wiki
serving so many people, rather than spiteful. Also, the implementation
language is completely irrelevant (to 99.99% of users).
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