[Bioperl-l] bioperl wiki spam
hlapp at drycafe.net
Mon Mar 14 18:48:55 UTC 2011
Any update on the OpenID extension?
On Mar 14, 2011, at 2:25 PM, Chris Fields wrote:
> On use of Recaptcha: according to the ConfirmEdit page (http://www.mediawiki.org/wiki/Extension:ConfirmEdit
> "Unfortunately, reCAPTCHA might be a victim of its own success - as
> of 2011, some spammers appear to have figured out a way to bypass
> it, either through character recognition or by using humans. For
> that reason, it is not necessarily recommended."
> I agree about the barrier to entry issue, but unfortunately with the
> wiki we're facing a reality check re: spam attacks. We can probably
> set up a new group for users that allows account approval, though,
> which might alleviate the process somewhat.
> On Mar 14, 2011, at 1:12 PM, Scott Cain wrote:
>> 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.
>> 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
>> it so that you have to have an account to edit, passing a recaptcha
>> 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:
>>> 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:
>>> 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?
>>> Bioperl-l mailing list
>>> Bioperl-l at lists.open-bio.org
>> 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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