[Bioperl-l] bioperl wiki spam

Chris Fields cjfields at illinois.edu
Mon Mar 14 23:12:16 EDT 2011


On Mar 14, 2011, at 7:37 PM, George Hartzell wrote:

> Dave Messina writes:
>>> Any thoughts?
>> 
>> Do it.
> 
> Do it^2.  You have better things to do than waste time on spammers.
> 
> It's nice to not have the bar too high for new folks, but in this age
> of spam I think people understand.
> 
> g.

I've disabled new account creation unless OpenID is used; apparently this has worked elsewhere to cut down on spam.  All old accounts are still active, but I think new users will be prompted to tie an OpenID to the account.  

Anyway, if that doesn't work we'll go to the next step (account verification).

chris




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