[Pdx-pm] Fwd: Re: kwiki spam

Wil Cooley wcooley at nakedape.cc
Tue Aug 29 16:34:31 PDT 2006

On Tue, 2006-08-29 at 15:29 -0700, Randall Hansen wrote:

> > The question for the group:  would anyone object to being required to
> > login to edit?
> there are anti-spam plugins for kwiki, but no more perfect than any  
> other such system (witness all the spam on http://kwiki.org/).   
> logins are the surest way, but they are antithetical to wikiness.
> IMHO the spam problem would have to be pretty bad to require logins.

It gets bad pretty much immediately after it's found; it won't go away
as long at it's open.  Logins with signup aren't too terrible--it's just
enough of a roadblock to prevent drive-by spam (differently mixed
metaphors, anyone?).  At least, mine hasn't been vandalized since I
required a login (but then again, no one else uses it... ;).

Wil Cooley <wcooley at nakedape.cc>
Naked Ape Consulting, Ltd
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