[maemo-community] Spam comments on the wiki

From: Tim Samoff tim at samoff.com
Date: Thu Jan 12 21:12:52 EET 2012
Hi Andre,

Andre Klapper wrote:
> Looking at
> http://wiki.maemo.org/index.php?title=Special:Recentchanges&limit=500&days=30 
> you can see that spam comments are added rather often nowadays, both by
> registered accounts but mostly by anonymous edits.

Yes, I've done my fair share of wiki Undos in the past months myself.

> I wonder if those changes happen automatically (not really sure) and if
> some better protection should be introduced (and if it would help), such
> as CAPTCHAs. 

I think with the current editing traffic that the wiki gets, any sort of
spam protection is completely fine. The people who do actually care
about updating the wiki are most likely those types who don't mind a few
hoops in order to keep the content legit.



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