[Rubygems-developers] Wiki Spam
chad at chadfowler.com
Thu Sep 9 07:00:34 EDT 2004
On Sep 8, 2004, at 11:50 PM, 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
>> we require authentication to edit.
> That's fine (and worthwhile -- why should you have to lock out
> 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
> as someone important wants it. The important people are Tom
> and Chad (RubyGarden). It's not going to benefit my own wikis :)
> The question is: do the administrators want to run a patched version of
> UseMod? Especially one that's been patched by me... :/
I'm just seeing this thread. Actually I'm running a patched version of
Usemod on RubyGarden. It was patched by Andy Hunt and myself. I had
to get my hands "dirty" with Perl. It was traumatic. :)
The patch we put in for RubyGarden (and rubyforge?) allows you to block
certain IPs. I'm planning to convert (with a script of course) from
Usemod to Ruwiki as soon as Ruwiki is ready, so I don't want to put too
much more effort into Usemod.
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