[Moin-user] LocalBadContent - can it be not readable?
skip at pobox.com
skip at pobox.com
Wed Feb 9 12:55:29 EST 2011
>> The Jython wiki has seen an uptick in spam page creation the past
>> week or two. I've been deleting the pages and adding patterns to the
>> LocalBadContent page.
Thomas> You should rather add them to
Thomas> http://master19.moinmo.in/BadContent so everybody gets them.
Thanks. I have a problem with the whole BadContent concept though. The
exclusion patterns I added locally involve home, auto and life insurance.
I'm pretty confident they are not appropropriate terms for a Jython or
Python wiki. I am much less sure that they belong in a global BadContent
page. What happens if someone has a Moin wiki which deals with insurance?
Many of their page edits would likely start breaking.
>> I wonder if making that page generally unreadable
>> will work. (AdminGroup members could still see it of course.)
Thomas> Just try. You'll notice it on first page save if something does
Thomas> not work.
Will give it a try.
Thomas> BTW, as a general remark: the wiki is running moin 1.7.1 which
Thomas> is a rather old version. Newer moins (don't remember since when)
Thomas> have textchas to avoid spam, you maybe want to try that. With
Thomas> the right questions, it'll keep spammers away. Regular editors
Thomas> can be added to a special no-textcha group, so they don't get
We use textchas on the Python wiki (maybe we installed something from the
MacroMarket, I don't recall). I guess we should be able to enable them for
the Jython wiki as well. As for upgrading, I suspect all the volunteers are
just too busy to worry about it. Can't be bleeding edge (or even leading
edge) on everything. That said, if there is a member of the Moin community
who is interested in helping to maintain the Python & Jython wiki
installation, feel free to drop a note to pydotorg-www at python.org.
Skip Montanaro - skip at pobox.com - http://www.smontanaro.net/
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