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

anatoly techtonik techtonik at gmail.com
Sun Jun 1 19:55:44 CEST 2014

On Sun, Jun 1, 2014 at 6:48 AM, Barry Warsaw <barry at python.org> wrote:

> 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.

Do you have stats about decline in contributions thank to this measure?

Is the competence debt in MoinMoin is so big nowadays that there is no
Moderation Queue plugin for new users?
anatoly t.
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