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From Jörg Schaible <Joerg.Schai...@Elsag-Solutions.com>
Subject RE: hackers at work (was Re: [Apache Avalon Wiki] Updated: FrontPage)
Date Mon, 03 May 2004 07:39:45 GMT
Noel J. Bergman wrote on Sunday, May 02, 2004 2:07 AM:
> It would be possible to require that the user be registered
> with the Wiki in order to edit.  And MoinMoin 1.2 has more access
> control features. 
> 
> Also, if you're a registered user (click UserPreferences in
> the upper right of the screen if you don't see your name
> there), it is trivial to revert wiki vandalism.  Click on the
> blue [i], then click to see the revision history, then click
> to revert to the version prior to the vandalism.

Unfortunately this mechanism was used to destroy the Maven wiki 3 times, since some script-based
vandal "reverted" multiple old versions on each page and you had to have a really close look
to see wich was really the "right" one to revert the vandal's task. :(

See: http://wiki.codehaus.org/maven/FrontPage?action=info&history=1
Authentication now: http://jira.codehaus.org/secure/ViewIssue.jspa?key=MAVEN-1237

But IMHO this is counter-productive for the wiki...

Regards,
Jörg

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