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From Regina Henschel <rb.hensc...@t-online.de>
Subject Re: Propose to Integrate Old OO Wiki and New AOO Wiki
Date Wed, 06 Jun 2012 11:35:47 GMT
Hi all,

Herbert Duerr schrieb:
> On 06.06.2012 05:57, imacat wrote:
>> It's relatively easy to start a new Wiki or discard an existing one.
>> But to form and keep a live Wiki community is a lot harder than just
>> moving.
>
> Agreed.
>
> Speaking of the OOo/AOO Wiki community the Wiki has been a target of
> attacks by Spambots or Annoybots for a long time. Please see e.g.
> http://wiki.services.openoffice.org/w/index.php?title=Special:RecentChanges&limit=500
>
> which shows that most of the changelog entries are caused by these
> Annoybots subscribing about 50 dummy users every day.
>
> I'm not sure if this is critical because it could blow up the service
> but browsing the recent changes list feels like analyzing the contents
> of a garbage bin instead of a "hey these are interesting updates"
> moment. Whatever is decided to become the new Wiki I hope it is more
> resilient against these attacks as we are a high profile target getting
> plenty of page hits on the Wiki and there are also some people that
> really want our project to die and put some effort into it. When our
> three Wikis get overhauled this should be a consideration.

Can we restrict the account creation as described in 
http://www.mediawiki.org/wiki/Manual:Preventing_access#Restrict_account_creation

You need no account to read the Wiki, so its purpose giving support is 
not restricted.

Kind regards
Regina


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