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From Stefano Mazzocchi <>
Subject Re: [proposal] Doco
Date Tue, 28 Oct 2003 14:45:33 GMT

On Tuesday, Oct 28, 2003, at 13:10 Europe/Rome, Steven Noels wrote:

> Stefano Mazzocchi wrote:
>>> Doco came to my mind when finding 
>>> in Hippo's blog.
>> Can I be anal for a sec?
> LOL. Sure, as long as you wipe properly afterwards, no problem here. 
> :-)
>> cool, but what do we do with it?
> Well, since people had to come up with anti-spam measures for weblog 
> comments, because of some nitwits which abuse the comment facility of 
> modern weblog engines using automated tools, to raise Google rankings 
> of spam-linked websites, I figure the same will start happening with 
> any light-weight content contribution tool in the upcoming months.
> We have seen similar abuse on the Cocoon wiki as well. Rather than 
> completely offload the burden of moderation to a bunch of people, we 
> should come up with an upfront facility for blocking automated abuse. 
> Similar to the facilities found in MSN Hotmail, Paypal and others who 
> use some generated image to validate sign up for their system, having 
> something like this Sapience thing might reduce the moderation burden 
> in the long run.
> It's cool for sure, but it might be some good way to make sure only 
> humans edit content, and not a bunch of malevolent bots.

That is a *very good point* and I think you are perfectly right: we 
should put it into Doco. Any idea on how to do it?


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