[pydotorg-www] Changing default wiki permissions

Chris Angelico rosuav at gmail.com
Thu Jan 24 17:09:48 CET 2013

On Fri, Jan 25, 2013 at 3:05 AM, M.-A. Lemburg <mal at egenix.com> wrote:
> On 24.01.2013 15:27, Chris Angelico wrote:
>> On Fri, Jan 25, 2013 at 1:13 AM, M.-A. Lemburg <mal at egenix.com> wrote:
>>> In order to increase security and also to help a bit with
>>> avoiding spam/vandalism, we'd like to disable editing
>>> of wiki pages without login.
>>> Any objections ?
>> Strongly support, as long as it's easy enough to create a login. +0 if
>> logins take a lot of time (or admin approval) before being permitted.
> It doesn't need admin approval. You just need to sign up. It's a
> small extra burden. As side effect, the history of page edits
> also becomes more readable.

Then yeah, there's no need to allow anonymous editing. Wikipedia does,
but plenty don't. It just bugs me now and then when I come across a
wiki with a trivial typo or something, and I sign up, and it tells me
a mod has to grant me editing rights; why advertise that it's editable
if it basically isn't? By the time someone gets around to granting
permission, I've probably moved along, the edit wasn't worth the

Course, it won't stop spam, as others mentioned.


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