[maemo-community] No more anonymous edits

From: Thomas Perl th.perl at gmail.com
Date: Thu Feb 10 11:09:24 EET 2011
2011/2/10 Simon Pickering <S.G.Pickering at bath.ac.uk>:
> On 09/02/2011 15:58, Andrew Flegg wrote:
>> On Wed, Feb 9, 2011 at 15:40, Henri Bergius<henri.bergius at nemein.com>
>>  wrote:
>>> On 9 February 2011 16:51, Dave Neary<dneary at maemo.org>  wrote:
>>>> Anonymous users will still be able to edit existing pages, but will not
>>>> be able to create new pages. To do that, you will have to create a Maemo
>>>> user account.
>>> +1, though I might go as far as completely removing anonymous editing.
>> No, that's just unfriendly. Can we have some version (tighter if
>> necessary) of a "do this calculation to prove you're not a bot"
>> question on anonymous users?
> Didn't we have a rule of no anonymous creates/edits in the past?
> I've got to say that I can't really see why it's unfriendly to make people
> log in before they make edits. It's useful to be able to track who's made a
> change, and I can't see why the person making the change will be unhappy to
> announce who they are by being logged in.

+1 from me. It shouldn't be that much of a problem. And as we have SSO
throughout Maemo.org, many people will either already have an account,
and if not, creating one is a good idea, and they will gain access to
the rest of Maemo.org with the same account (as opposed to having to
create a separate wiki account).

As for the spam problem: Isn't there a reCAPTCHA plugin for Mediawiki
or something? If that's annoying for regular contributors, make it so
that the reCAPTCHA is required for users below a certain Wiki karma
boundary, and above that, just let the user edit without having to
fill in a captcha (some spambots have no problem registering an
account and posting spam there, so just requiring registration
probably doesn't help).

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