At 17:17 10/05/2004 +0900, you wrote:
>Sascha Doerdelmann wrote:
>> Simon Strandgaard <neoneye / adslhome.dk> wrote:
>> > On daily basis the homepage at rubygarden is being edited.
>> 
>> Not only HomePage but some other pages, too. This is a well known
>> problem with wikis and usually requires an active wiki community. I am
>> not sure that a blacklist will do in all cases.
>> 
>> See http://c2.com/cgi/wiki?WhyWikiWorks
>> and http://c2.com/cgi/wiki?DeleteInsults
>> 
>
>
>I remember the Docbook wiki got erased completely by an evil bot, this
>was a big loss.
>
>http://wiki.docbook.org/topic/
>
>Shouldn't we do something to prevent situations like that?
>
>
>
>BTW:  It would be really nice if one could create one central Ruby account,
>which then would work with: rubyforge, rubygarden, rcrchive, raa, rubynews.
>Is such unification realistic ?

I agree. Registering that often is painful. Unfortunately centralization
does not scale. There must be other ways to fight bots. I think that they
are not so good at OCR so far (that way I don't have to "invent" a new
password all the time, that I keep forgetting anyway).

>--
>Simon Strandgaard


Yours,

Jean-Hugues



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