[Rubygems-developers] Wiki Spam

Curt Hibbs curt at hibbs.com
Thu Sep 9 06:26:40 EDT 2004

Gavin Sinclair wrote:
> >> >> 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.)
> >
> > [......]
> >
> > I suppose (C) could be added to Ruwiki if we still have a problem after
> > we require authentication to edit.
> That's fine (and worthwhile -- why should you have to lock out anonymous
> users just to solve spam?), but what about solving spam for UseMod?
> RubyForge wikis and the RubyGarden wiki could do with that.
> I'm happy to do the work (i.e. implement that feature in UseMod) as long
> as someone important wants it.  The important people are Tom (RubyForge)
> and Chad (RubyGarden).  It's not going to benefit my own wikis :)

Sure! I think that's great if you want to do it.

> The question is: do the administrators want to run a patched version of
> UseMod?  Especially one that's been patched by me... :/

I don't this that would be a problem.

> (The real question is: why has the several-thousand-strong open source
> community had such a rabbit-in-the-headlights response to wiki spam?  The
> same reason the ancient greeks didn't capitalise on all their inventions:
> they had slaves to do the work.  Thanks Assaph! :)

Yes, I surprised about this too!


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