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From Matt Cooper <mcoo...@apache.org>
Subject Re: Wiki Spam
Date Tue, 23 Apr 2013 15:22:23 GMT
Thank you Mike for getting this going!


On Tue, Apr 23, 2013 at 8:32 AM, Mike Kienenberger <mkienenb@gmail.com>wrote:

> I've requested Infra to help us make this happen.
>
> https://issues.apache.org/jira/browse/INFRA-6191
>
> On Mon, Apr 22, 2013 at 10:04 AM, Mike Kienenberger <mkienenb@gmail.com>
> wrote:
> > So I've been poking around for a while to try to set up
> > AdminGroup/ContributorsGroup, and I know what the pages should look
> > like.
> >
> > But I don't currently have the permissions to make the changes myself.
> >
> > http://wiki.apache.org/general/HowToBeWikiAdministrator
> >
> > Does anyone here already have Wiki Administrator permissions?
> >
> > Or apsite permission on minotaur?
> >
> > If not, I'll need to contact infrastructure.
> >
> > On Fri, Apr 19, 2013 at 4:19 PM, Mike Kienenberger <mkienenb@gmail.com>
> wrote:
> >> My recommendation is that we set up an AdminGroup, probably with all
> >> committers in it.
> >>
> >> Then we add additional people to the ContributorsGroup as desired.
> >>
> >>
> >> http://wiki.apache.org/general/WikiFrequentlyAskedQuestions
> >>
> >> http://wiki.apache.org/general/OurWikiFarm
> >> =============
> >> per wiki access control - tighten your wiki just a little, benefit just
> a lot
> >>
> >> Long sub-title for a fairly long subject.
> >>
> >> The MoinMoin wiki is very configurable, more so than some might think.
> >> Of course, wikis are meant to be open, for complete and utter open
> >> collaboration. That is appreciated. However, there are some that would
> >> like a balance between open wiki and having to spend time cleaning up
> >> spam each week. Times change, and the reality is, spammers are here
> >> and in greater numbers than before. What can we do? Well, here is a
> >> suggestion - and one that can be easily implemented and takes but 2
> >> minutes (for infra) to set up.
> >>
> >> Have your project wiki editable only by a custom trusted group - that
> >> need not be committers only - it can in fact still be anybody who
> >> wants to edit your wiki, they just need to ask one time for edit
> >> access and thats it. Is this an incovenience? To ask once for access,
> >> I don't think so. After all as a potential contributor to your wiki
> >> you (project) will already be conversing with the potential
> >> contributor via the mailing lists right? How much pain is it to add
> >> someone to the custom trusted group once it has been set up? , no pain
> >> at all, a member of the projects AdminGroup edits one wiki page, adds
> >> the users WikiuserName to the bottom of the list and save the page! 10
> >> seconds maybe and your done. For the amount of times you will have to
> >> do that as opposed to the amount of times you spend cleaning up spam -
> >> you work out which is better.
> >>
> >> The spamassassin wiki is a good example - those in the project wikis
> >> AdminGroup can add folks to the projects ContributorsGroup and that's
> >> it. How much spam has spamassassin received since this was setup ?
> >> Zero, Zilch, Nil, Nada.
> >>
> >> Remember also, any page can have its own access control which
> >> overrides and per wiki and per farm defaults - This page does just
> >> that, as does LocalBadContent and BadContent pages.
> >> =============
> >>
> >>
> >>
> >> On Fri, Apr 19, 2013 at 3:47 PM, Mike Kienenberger <mkienenb@gmail.com>
> wrote:
> >>> Probably it's time to enable some kind of protection for the wiki.
> >>>
> >>> I've been hoping to avoid that, but the amount of spam the past two
> >>> weeks has finally exceeded my willingness to continue fixing by hand.
> >>>
> >>> Is anyone who is subscribed to infrastructure willing to look into
> >>> this?   If no takers, I guess I'll sign up and see what can be done.
> >>>
> >>>
> >>> On Fri, Apr 19, 2013 at 3:41 PM, Cagatay Civici
> >>> <cagatay.civici@gmail.com> wrote:
> >>>> Hi,
> >>>>
> >>>> Does anyone know how can I unsubscribe from wiki as it is full of spam
> >>>> everyday.
> >>>>
> >>>> Thanks,
> >>>>
> >>>> Cagatay Civici
> >>>> PrimeFaces Lead
> >>>> www.primefaces.org
> >>>>
>

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