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From Reinhard Pötz <>
Subject RE: [heads-up] wiki abuse: your advice please
Date Sat, 15 Mar 2003 15:43:03 GMT
> From: Matt Sergeant [] 
> On Friday, Mar 14, 2003, at 13:46 Europe/London, Steven Noels wrote:
> > while briefly checking the Wiki, I was confronted with some apparent
> > abuse: people uploading attachments which don't have much 
> to do with 
> > Cocoon (possibly just making benefit of the bandwidth we are 
> > sponsoring), people playing around on certain non-Sandbox 
> pages, even 
> > to the extreme of erasing the Main page, and various other 
> > not-so-funny things. I'm very happy to see some people go in and 
> > correct, and the new 'restore latest version' feature of 
> JSPWiki sure 
> > helps with this.
> >
> > Nevertheless, I'm annoyed a bit by the lack of adult 
> behaviour by some
> > IP addresses, and was wondering whether (and how) I should 
> block them. 
> > I know this sounds pretty harsh, and that's why I'm polling 
> you guys 
> > to see what you would think would be a fair policy.
> FYI, when people do this on the Apache AxKit Wiki, I block 
> their IP at 
> our firewall. Harsh, but fair. And no complaints so far.

This only helps to some point because (at least in Europe) many people
use dial-in connections with changing IP adresses. A second problem
arises with "enforced" proxies. My cable provider installed a proxy and
I have to use it for all HTTP connections whether I like it or not.

Just some thoughts ...


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