[pydotorg-www] wiki.python.org: add to EditorsGroup

Chris Angelico rosuav at gmail.com
Sat Apr 16 21:21:27 EDT 2016

On Sun, Apr 17, 2016 at 11:14 AM, Lars Kruse <devel at sumpfralle.de> wrote:
> Hi Chris,
>> Hi Lars! Is there a particular page you're looking to make a particular edit
>> to?
> yes, indeed: https://wiki.python.org/moin/PythonSpeed/PerformanceTips
> I would like to add a reference to snakeviz and mention that runsnakerun is
> python2-only.

Sounds good :) You're now an editor.

> I have to admit, that I am a bit surprised: why do you (or the group of wiki
> admins) increase the entry barrier for new contributors by asking for specific
> planned edits before allowing admittance to the EditorsGroup?
> (just out of curiosity ...)

Because it's a good way to distinguish legitimate human editors from
spambots. Most people who create wiki accounts do so because they want
to make a particular edit, so it isn't usually much cost. Spambots, on
the other hand, aren't thinking of constructive edits, so this is a

And if the bots start making constructive edits...



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