[Bioperl-l] bioperl wiki spam

Hilmar Lapp hlapp at drycafe.net
Mon Mar 14 14:48:55 EDT 2011


Any update on the OpenID extension?

	-hilmar

On Mar 14, 2011, at 2:25 PM, Chris Fields wrote:

> On use of Recaptcha: according to the ConfirmEdit page (http://www.mediawiki.org/wiki/Extension:ConfirmEdit 
> ):
>
> "Unfortunately, reCAPTCHA might be a victim of its own success - as  
> of 2011, some spammers appear to have figured out a way to bypass  
> it, either through character recognition or by using humans. For  
> that reason, it is not necessarily recommended."
>
> I agree about the barrier to entry issue, but unfortunately with the  
> wiki we're facing a reality check re: spam attacks.  We can probably  
> set up a new group for users that allows account approval, though,  
> which might alleviate the process somewhat.
>
> chris
>
> On Mar 14, 2011, at 1:12 PM, Scott Cain wrote:
>
>> Hi Chris,
>>
>> The GMOD wiki has been getting hit similarly.  I've been thinking
>> about the "vampire" model that EcoliWiki uses: once you have an
>> account, you have the ability to approve other people's accounts.   
>> The
>> hope being to distribute the load.  I'm not thrilled about it though:
>> I want the barrier to entry to be as low as possible.  We already  
>> make
>> it so that you have to have an account to edit, passing a recaptcha  
>> on
>> the way.  Apparently that barrier is already a little too low :-/
>>
>> Scott
>>
>>
>> On Mon, Mar 14, 2011 at 1:44 PM, Chris Fields  
>> <cjfields at illinois.edu> wrote:
>>> All,
>>>
>>> We have been getting inundated on the wiki with spam lately.  In  
>>> order to get on top of this, I'm thinking about having the wiki  
>>> set up so wiki admins approve new user accounts, using the  
>>> ConfirmAccount plugin:
>>>
>>> http://www.mediawiki.org/wiki/Extension:ConfirmAccount
>>>
>>> I wanted to get everyone's opinion on this prior to enforcing it.   
>>> The queue is pretty configurable, and one can set this to auto- 
>>> delete old requests.
>>>
>>> Any thoughts?
>>>
>>> chris
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>>
>>
>>
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>> ------------------------------------------------------------------------
>> Scott Cain, Ph. D.                                   scott at  
>> scottcain dot net
>> GMOD Coordinator (http://gmod.org/)                     216-392-3087
>> Ontario Institute for Cancer Research
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