[sword-devel] spam problem with wiki

DM Smith dmsmith555 at yahoo.com
Fri Jun 15 15:13:43 MST 2007

One of the other techniques is to show an image of text and have the 
user accurately enter the text.
This allows anyone to edit anonymously, but not without personally 
making the change.
This would prevent bots from spamming the page.

I would like to see either this or your suggestion. I've been cleaning 
up about 20 pages a week. I'd rather not have to clean up any.

Eeli Kaikkonen wrote:
> We have now the the FAQ which is meant to be read by everyone, not just
> developers. It would be very embarrasing to have certain kind of spam
> there. The spam problem seems to have increased and spam may be added to
> any page. I suggest that the wiki should have user accounts. There's no
> reason to keep the editing possibility open to anyone without
> logging in first. Anyone would still be free to create an account.
> I don't know if there are other spamfighting techiques for mediawiki.
>   Yours,
> 	Eeli Kaikkonen (Mr.), Oulu, Finland
> 	e-mail: eekaikko at mailx.studentx.oulux.fix (with no x)
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