SPUG: spugwiki defaced

Mark Yocom myocom at microsoft.com
Sun Jan 4 20:53:38 CST 2004


"Eu estive aki" is almost certainly "I was here" (compare to Spanish "Yo estuve aquí").


> -----Original Message-----
> From: spug-list-bounces at mail.pm.org 
> [mailto:spug-list-bounces at mail.pm.org] On Behalf Of Andrew Sweger
> Sent: Sunday, January 04, 2004 5:05 PM
> To: Tim Maher
> Cc: Seattle Perl Users Group
> Subject: Re: SPUG: spugwiki defaced
> I'm sharing my reply with the SPUG list as others may have similar
> questions.
> On Sun, 4 Jan 2004, Tim Maher wrote:
> > Why doesn't that also mean that anyone could reinstate the defaced
> > page too?
> Anyone can and may (and probably will). It would be no different than
> someone reverting a page to an extremely old version with incorrect
> information or one that was accidently damaged while editing and
> subsequently corrected in the revision history.
> > Did you remove it from the RCS database?
> I did not. I could easily go in and "outdate" the offending 
> revision, but
> that depends on me to police the system and determine what 
> qualifies. This
> is not something I'm willing to do without wads of cash being 
> shoved into
> my eager hands. I feel that the policing of Wiki's is a community
> responsibility. If a Wiki becomes littered with graffiti or a message
> board for unwelcome behavior and the community can't or won't 
> maintain it,
> then the need for that particular Wiki has passed. (I have different
> comments regarding the rise of bot-scripts that spray spam on 
> Wiki's and
> blogs.)
> The front page was replaced with, what I assume is 
> Portuguese, "Eu estive
> aki". My Portuguese skill is non-existent, but could this possibly
> translate to "I stow here" (estivar = to stow; aki a 
> misspelling of aqui =
> here)? But then I'd think it should be, "Eu estivo aqui," but 
> that would
> make more sense as maybe, "Eu armazeno aqui." Who knows? That 
> IP address
> isn't welcome at my server for now. (I mostly used the 
> English-Portuguese
> and Portuguese-English Freedict dictionaries and a basic 
> understanding of
> Spanish language mechanics. And iptables to block the IP in question.)
> -- 
> Andrew B. Sweger -- The great thing about multitasking is that several
>                                 things can go wrong at once.
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