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From Rahul Akolkar <rahul.akol...@gmail.com>
Subject Re: [ALL] Wiki spam prevention measure
Date Thu, 23 Jun 2011 21:58:06 GMT
On Wed, Jun 22, 2011 at 8:51 AM, sebb <sebbaz@gmail.com> wrote:
> Gavin recently updated the details of how the ASF Wiki works, and
> added details of how SpamAssassin have completely stopped spam
> happening:
>
> http://wiki.apache.org/general/OurWikiFarm#per_wiki_access_control_-_tighten_your_wiki_just_a_little.2C_benefit_just_a_lot
>
> Might be worth considering for Commons?
>
> The ContributorsGroup could be pre-populated with recent 'ham' contributors.
>
> The Commons Wiki is not very active, and most edits are by existing
> developers, so it's unlikely that the ContributorsGroup will need to
> be updated often.
>
> On the other hand, spam does not seem to be a big problem on the
> Commons Wiki - it's much worse on the general and Tomcat Wikis.
>
> One advantage of changing the permission scheme is that AIUI it would
> allow attachments to be re-enabled.
>
<snip/>

If the above route is taken, I'd be glad to help by being in the
AdminGroup for the Commons wiki.

-Rahul

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