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From Knut Anders Hatlen <knut.hat...@oracle.com>
Subject Re: Fwd: [Db Wiki] Trivial Update of "FernandoO" by FernandoO
Date Sun, 07 Apr 2013 08:58:52 GMT
Myrna van Lunteren <m.v.lunteren@gmail.com> writes:

> On Fri, Mar 29, 2013 at 6:59 AM, Kim Haase <camilla.haase@oracle.com> wrote:
>> I'm guessing it's would-be spammers trying to set up a legitimate-looking
>> URL. Thanks for continuing to delete the pages (to whoever is doing that).
>> Kim
>> On 3/29/2013 8:26 AM, Rick Hillegas wrote:
>>> Does anyone know why we are seeing these changes to the wiki? Thanks
> Kim is right.
> There is/are manual spammers who are creating these. The automated
> spammers cannot cope with answering the question, but at this point,
> our wiki is open to anyone...and the answers to the questions are
> easily found.
> After the first one, which Knut Anders deleted, *I* have been deleting
> them, but depending on how many we get I might get very tired of this.
> We may at one point think of implementing the restrictions other
> projects have gone to already - see:
> http://wiki.apache.org/general/OurWikiFarm#per_wiki_access_control_-_tighten_your_wiki_just_a_little.2C_benefit_just_a_lot
> This suggests we could create an Admin group to which we'd have to
> request access to, and then only those with access can modify the
> wiki.
> It's a sad thing that this is necessary for an open source project,
> but there it is.
> From other groups' questions to infra (specifically River) I noted the
> following further point:
> - we may need to log an issue like this:
> https://issues.apache.org/jira/browse/INFRA-6010
> For now, I'll just delete that puppy...

It doesn't seem to slow down, and I guess we all have better things to
spend our time on than removing spam from the wiki, so I'd vote for
implementing the tighter access control scheme.


Knut Anders

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