[tei-council] wiki spam

James Cummings James.Cummings at oucs.ox.ac.uk
Fri Sep 30 18:15:36 EDT 2011

Hi Piotr,

I understand the pain here.  It is a tradeoff between keeping the 
spammers out and free and easy access to the wiki.  Needing manual 
approval is certainly adding a barrier to use of the wiki, and 
potentially makes more work. (Though yes, it might be less work than 
blocking and rolling back spam.)

Can you think of other automate or configuration settings which might 
allow us to keep ease of registration by non-spamming humans but don't 
involve manual moderation of registrations?  I guess what I'm asking is 
what other options are there?


On 30/09/11 21:25, Piotr Bański wrote:
> One more thing: the ratio of real new users to fake new users of the TEI
> wiki can easily be around 0.015 : 10. One new real user every two months
> vs. 10 spambots.
> Do have a look:
> http://wiki.tei-c.org/index.php?title=Special%3ALog&type=block
> Would the Council agree to change the wiki registration flow from
> "captcha'd" to "by approval"?
> best,
>    Piotr

Dr James Cummings, InfoDev,
OUCS, University of Oxford

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