[TriLUG] wiki update
pete at soper.us
Wed Apr 3 01:16:06 EDT 2013
Here are some notes about the spamming of the Splat Space wiki which
started some weeks ago and that has added a great deal of spam content
to the "outer edges" of our valid content. The spammers are able to get
through the "capcha" interface and give themselves accounts at the rate
of a dozen or two a day.
There was mild agreement that as Alan Dipert's interests are diverging
from Splat Space it would make sense to move the wiki off Alan's
personal domain server while at the same time purging the spam and
invalid accounts and exploring use of a smarter capcha system such as
capcha+blaklists (suggested by Chris Covington).
There was general consensus that temporary limits on wiki access would
be well tolerated and there seem to be general support for a very basic,
manual policy for granting wiki accounts (but I might not have the
details right, please chime in with corrections/expansions):
1) Members get accounts
2) Members grant accounts to non-members through the kind of
familiarity/trust arrangement like we use for group-buy participation by
There was by no means formal consensus reached with any voting or
counting of yays and nays, etc.
(post-meeting) I propose these next steps:
1) Turn off general access to wiki mods for all but a few
volunteers. (Chris and I have volunteered, but others welcome)
2) The few folks weed out the bogus content, accounts
3) Access extended to all existing members.
4) Process for non-member access implemented.
Move to independent managed host such as a VPS could come any time
after step 2 above. Should start lining up hosting right now.
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