[maemo-users] Anonymous wiki edits: disable NOW (please)

From: Andrew Flegg andrew at bleb.org
Date: Mon Jun 23 15:14:33 EEST 2008
On Mon, Jun 23, 2008 at 1:09 PM, Frantisek Dufka <dufkaf at seznam.cz> wrote:
> Andrew Flegg wrote:
>> I don't see *any* harm in requiring an account to edit this wiki, the
>> aims are much more focused than Wikipedia, and people should be
>> getting karma anyway.
> I do see harm
> http://www.gossamer-threads.com/lists/maemo/developers/11259#11259
> http://www.gossamer-threads.com/lists/maemo/developers/11260#11260
> http://www.gossamer-threads.com/lists/maemo/developers/11264#11264

Point taken.

> What's wrong with CAPTCHA?

The better question is, is there a mediawiki plugin to do it? What's
wrong with having a sky made of diamonds?

If there is, it solves all the problems very well: users with accounts
should see the captcha and go "oh, I'm not logged in" (if they want to
be logged in); spam should be stopped etc.

> BTW, I wouldn't force karma points upon anybody :-)

You'll be re-incarnated as a dung-beetle, y'know :-)



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