[Bioperl-l] bioperl wiki spam

Scott Cain scott at scottcain.net
Mon Mar 14 18:12:55 UTC 2011

Hi Chris,

The GMOD wiki has been getting hit similarly.  I've been thinking
about the "vampire" model that EcoliWiki uses: once you have an
account, you have the ability to approve other people's accounts.  The
hope being to distribute the load.  I'm not thrilled about it though:
I want the barrier to entry to be as low as possible.  We already make
it so that you have to have an account to edit, passing a recaptcha on
the way.  Apparently that barrier is already a little too low :-/


On Mon, Mar 14, 2011 at 1:44 PM, Chris Fields <cjfields at illinois.edu> wrote:
> All,
> We have been getting inundated on the wiki with spam lately.  In order to get on top of this, I'm thinking about having the wiki set up so wiki admins approve new user accounts, using the ConfirmAccount plugin:
> http://www.mediawiki.org/wiki/Extension:ConfirmAccount
> I wanted to get everyone's opinion on this prior to enforcing it.  The queue is pretty configurable, and one can set this to auto-delete old requests.
> Any thoughts?
> chris
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Scott Cain, Ph. D.                                   scott at scottcain dot net
GMOD Coordinator (http://gmod.org/)                     216-392-3087
Ontario Institute for Cancer Research

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