[Bioperl-l] bioperl wiki spam
cjfields at illinois.edu
Mon Mar 14 23:01:45 EDT 2011
Okay, we have bioperl.org set up to use OpenID, works well:
I have also temporarily shut down new user account creation (new users must now use OpenID); old users can still use the login, but they can also tie their account to an OpenID. Let's see if it cuts down on the spam.
On Mar 14, 2011, at 1:48 PM, Hilmar Lapp wrote:
> Any update on the OpenID extension?
> 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.
>> 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 :-/
>>> On Mon, Mar 14, 2011 at 1:44 PM, Chris Fields <cjfields at illinois.edu> wrote:
>>>> 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:
>>>> 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?
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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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