[Rubygems-developers] Wiki Spam

Curt Hibbs curt at hibbs.com
Wed Sep 8 23:36:38 EDT 2004


> Curt Hibbs wrote:
> > Gavin Sinclair wrote:
> >>
> >> A) Who's "we"?
> >> B) What's the solution?
> >> 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.)
> >>
> >> Gavin
> >
> > Austin Zeigler is adding authentication to Ruwiki and Tom Copeland is
> > marrying that to the RubyForge login. This means that only users who
> > have logged in to RubyForge will be able to edit wiki pages. Ruwiki will
> > then become the standard wiki for RubyForge. This work is very nearly
> > completed.
> >
> > Existing RubyForge wikis can continue to use their existing wiki and
> > convert their content at their leisure (both wikis can run side-by-side
> > on each such project), but obviously those of us who have been spammed
> > often have an incentive to convert soon.
> >
> > Curt
>
> Thanks.  And (C)? :)
>
> Gavin

I suppose (C) could be added to Ruwiki if we still have a problem after we
require authentication to edit.

Curt



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