[pydotorg-www] request edit home page on python wiki - anti-robot

Steve Holden steve at holdenweb.com
Mon Jun 26 18:07:49 EDT 2017

AS a no-more-then-tangential reply I will point out in the defence of
anyone who might be held responsible for not "plan[ning] to mitigate this
dire situation," that the site content is maintained entirely by
volunteers. It's possible that our current approach won't scale, but it's
equally likely that there is much more relevant and recent content is
available from other sources.

I can't remember anyone who asked for edit permissions being refused.
Certainly, responding critically to an email is sufficient proof of
sentience to merit permission to edit. Thank you for taking enough interest
to want to help. If you feel like organising a crew of willing volunteers
to help curate and maintain the content I'll be happy to introduce you to
PSF people who might be willing to support such a venture (though I can
make no commitment on the Foundation's behalf).


Steve Holden

On Mon, Jun 26, 2017 at 10:15 PM, Fox <firefox at firemail.cc> wrote:

> On 11.06.2017 13:43, Chris Angelico wrote:
> Our anti-robot protection is no secret. Before anyone can edit, he or
>> she has to get explicit permission from an admin. :)
> to most bona fide users this is actually very much a  :-(
> All you have to
>> do is set pages to be read-only by default, and have an editors group
>> that lists the accounts that have permission to make changes.
>> ChrisA
> I noticed how few edits were made in the last 90 day alone.
> How restrictive is your policy and does that negatively impact the quality
> (say the lamentable high number of dead links) of the wiki ?
> If so, what do plan to mitigate this dire situation ?
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