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

M.-A. Lemburg mal at egenix.com
Mon Jun 2 15:01:33 CEST 2014

On 01.06.2014 05:48, Barry Warsaw 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.

Thanks for the experience report. I guess I'll rename the group
to EditorsGroup today, that's a better fit than NewUsersGroup.

Marc-Andre Lemburg

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