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Re: [Gnu-arch-users] Wiki invasions

From: Martin Pool
Subject: Re: [Gnu-arch-users] Wiki invasions
Date: Sun, 30 May 2004 13:56:52 +1000
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On 13 May 2004, James Blackwell <address@hidden> wrote:
> My understanding is that there seems to be a problem as of late that some
> creep is coming along and putting stuff on the front page of the wiki that
> we as a group don't want. I haven't seen it myself, but my understanding
> is that they're advertisements of some sort. 
> There are four things that I know of that can do about this: 
> 1. Nothing -- just keep reverting pages whenever the jerk shows up.
> 2. lock down the page with a chmod a-w 
> 3. Set up a wiki group, and only allow people in that certain group to
> modify the top page. (Somebody would have to provide information on how to
> perform this)
> 4. Only allow registered people to modify the wiki as a whole (again,
> instructions needed).

Identify the source of the spammy requests and block their IP address
at the web server.


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