[sword-devel] CrossWire wiki vandalism?

David Haslam d.haslam at ukonline.co.uk
Thu Jan 8 03:47:21 MST 2009

I agree with Eeli and Peter. 
We should not make the bar too high for genuine CrossWire community members.

-- David

Peter von Kaehne wrote:
> Eeli Kaikkonen wrote:
>> Quoting DM Smith <dmsmith555 at yahoo.com>:
>>> If necessary I can add captcha to every edit and to every page creation.
>> Please, never! I'll stop using wiki at that phase.
> I second Eeli here.
> I wonder further whether it might simply make more sense to restrict
> account creation and make it require human involvement from our side.
> One of the really easily implemented ways of doing this would be
> restriction of all editing to someone who has SysOp status, but then
> make everyone bonafide a SysOp.
> The privileges of SysSop are so limited (and can IIRC be made more
> limited) that I would have little fear that it could result in problems.
> You might want to widen then the circle of buerocrats in turn to avoid a
> logjam.
> The Wiki is good for us because it allows easy editing by a wide circle
> of people. But there is no logical reason that this wide circle includes
> everyone recently walked off the street. It is meant for people who
> contribute in a valid way somehwere in the project.
> Peter

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