[yapc] Time to freeze the wiki?
ingy at ttul.org
Tue Jun 29 14:00:41 CDT 2004
On 29/06/04 14:03 -0400, Michael Schwern wrote:
> On 29/06/04 00:44 -0500, Bill Odom wrote:
> >Some jerk keeps spamming the yapc kwiki. Is it time to freeze and
> >it? Or is there a better way to solve this problem?
> Maybe put up a little guilt note on the front page.
> "YOUR WIKI SPAM BOT IS PROBABLY WRITTEN IN PERL. DON'T BITE THE HAND
> THAT FEEDS YOU."
> Ok, that's not likely to work.
> Other option: Wiki spam bots probably have simple rules for each
> flavor of wiki. If one makes yapc.kwiki.org a little different from
> the stock kwiki it will probably break most of the spam bots. They
> probably won't put in the investment to work around one special case,
> spamming is about volume.
> I'll bet if you just change the CGI attribute name of the edit
> <textarea> you'll break most of the spam bots for a while (until they
> just start looking for any <textarea>). In fact, that would be a nice
> Kwiki configuration option.
I could put in 100 bogus text boxes.
You are in a maze of twisty little text boxes. All different.
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