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

From: Ryan Abel rabelg5 at gmail.com
Date: Sun Aug 10 20:07:33 EEST 2008
On Thu, Jun 26, 2008 at 7:18 AM, Andrew Flegg <andrew at bleb.org> wrote:
> The spam problem can be solved using a captcha.

Well, here we are almost over a month and a half later still with no
real solution and still with just a few people fighting the spam.

As https://bugs.maemo.org/show_bug.cgi?id=3252 is WONTFIX, I think
allowing anonymous edits (at least over http) doesn't really work. We
can't track contributions from them AT ALL, and we can't target bans
to stop them. We also seem to be getting some malicious vandalism, so
a CAPTCHA wont necessarily be a real solution anymore, either (can
somebody just install this already? . . .).

So, my proposal is to permanently apply the ban on, thus
banning anonymous edits over http.

If some other people who are really attached to these anonymous
contributions want to step up and help with the spam, then I'd be less
inclined to ban outright, but as-is. . . .

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