[pydotorg-www] Vandalism/spam on wiki.python.org: changes to default permissions

Barry Warsaw barry at python.org
Sun Jun 1 05:48:59 CEST 2014

On May 31, 2014, at 10:49 PM, M.-A. Lemburg wrote:

>I've added a new user group called NewUsersGroup, which does
>get editing rights, but we'll have to manage this manually and
>new users who want to receive editing rights will have to write
>to this mailing list to be added to the group.

TBH, we've been doing this on the Mailman wiki for years now.  Of course, we
don't have as high a contributor rate as the Python wiki, and I wish I didn't
have to take that step, but it *has* reduced the spam rate to nearly zero.
I'm sure there's been a cost in drive-by contributions, but we do get
occasional requests for write permissions and it's trivial to add folks to the
"editors" group.


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