[Bioperl-l] Odd spamming on bioperl wiki

Spiros Denaxas spiros at lokku.com
Thu Apr 12 16:19:18 EDT 2007


Nice idea, i saw it a bit before. However, any chance of implementing
white lists with regular and/or trusted users to skip it each time we
add something to the wiki ?

Spiros

On 4/12/07, Chris Fields <cjfields at uiuc.edu> wrote:
>
> On Apr 12, 2007, at 2:35 PM, Mark Johnson wrote:
>
> > Looks like MediaWiki has some built in functionality:
> >
> >    http://meta.wikimedia.org/wiki/Anti-spam_Features
> >    http://www.mediawiki.org/wiki/Extension:ConfirmEdit
> >
> > I'm not sure I'd call what they're doing spam, more like vandalism,
> > but either way, I don't see the point (though I only looked at a
> > couple examples via Recent Changes).
> >
> > If they're indeed bots, maybe it's time to enable Captchas? Depending
> > on who they are and what their goals are, that may get rid of them
> > completely or just slow them down.
>
> Already done; Mauricio installed ConfirmEdit yesterday after a bit of
> off-list discussion (thanks again Mauricio!).
>
> If you create a new account you'll encounter a simple captcha (it
> isn't configured for each edit yet).  We may implement confirmations
> per edit or install picture captchas at a later point, dep. on how
> well the current system works.
>
> We may start granting anyone interested in maintaining the wiki sysop
> privs which makes handling spam easier.  If so we'll probably
> announce something along those lines here first.
>
> chris
>
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