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From Niclas Hedhman <>
Subject Re: [heads-up] wiki abuse: your advice please
Date Sat, 15 Mar 2003 11:52:03 GMT
On Saturday 15 March 2003 18:29, Matt Sergeant wrote:
> 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.

If I have malicious intent, I just dial-up an ISP and go ahead with it. Your 
remedy is not effective.
I have proposed a simple login instead... Just make you accountable is a great 

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