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Re: [Gnash-dev] Reducing spam on the gnashdev wiki

From: Sandro Santilli
Subject: Re: [Gnash-dev] Reducing spam on the gnashdev wiki
Date: Wed, 31 Aug 2011 17:49:47 +0200
User-agent: Mutt/1.5.20 (2009-06-14)

On Wed, Aug 31, 2011 at 11:10:56AM -0400, Robinson Tryon wrote:
> The amount of vandalism to the gnashdev wiki has been increasing a bit
> over the past couple of weeks, and I've been blocking accounts and
> nuking spam pages in a seeming game of whack-a-mole. I think it might
> be helpful for us to implement more safeguards to make it harder for
> spammers to mess up the wiki.
> One easy fix, as there are relatively few new legitimate users each
> month, would be to simply require new users to email
> "address@hidden" to get an account. We could just restrict
> access to the create-a-new-account page[1], and post the registration
> email address as an image (to prevent it being harvested for spam).
> There are probably other ways we can reduce the amount of wiki spam we
> get, but this seems quick and easy.

Seems like a good idea to me.
Also, it'd be a good idea to give privileges back to all hackers.


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