[linux-audio-user] [ANN] wiki.freeaudiosoftware.org online
cave.dnb at tiscali.fr
Sun Aug 28 13:44:06 EDT 2005
I'm on several mailing lists and forums. For the mailing list you have to
register with your email address, also a password if you want to be able to
edit your profile. For forums you have to provide a login name and a password
if you want to post to the forum. Just what is the problem in having to
provide login details to post to a wiki? Personally I'm sick of the stuff
that comes into the mailbox. Viagra, Penis extensions, You've won the lottery
(6 times in the last month) . Why should we leave the door open on the wiki
so that this scum can just walk in and corrupt the wiki pages, just so
someone doesn't have to spend 10 or 20 seconds logging in to edit the
pages?And after all, it only takes 10 or 20 seconds to login. I use the same
login and password for all the forums I'm subscribed to, unless the login
name is already taken. Then I have an alternative. Forums are not a high
security risk, but it's certainly better to have the need to register rather
than leaving the door wide open, and having every joe scumbag wandering in
and corrupting someones genuine contribution to a wiki, forum, or whatever.
On Sunday 28 Aug 2005 6:21 pm, Esben Stien wrote:
> Lee Revell <rlrevell at joe-job.com> writes:
> > you know how to solve the spam problem without requiring
> > registration?
> Wikipedia seems to be doing great. As long as you have an history
> option to roll back and a mechanism to detect and temporarily ban ip's
> based on anomaly behavior, like updating 30 pages in 2 seconds, I
> think a wiki works.
> If I look at f.ex the page for synthesis and I see viagra there, I'll
> just revert the page to whatever suits me and the next person will see
> the page as that. There is really no maintenance to a wiki.
> I don't want to come off rude and I can't say that I've tried myself
> to run a wiki, but it surely seems to be possible, thinking about all
> the public wikis' I've visited.
> A wiki that requires registration hurts us more than spam, in my
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