[EM] Electorama wiki requires login to view????
robla at robla.net
Sun Jun 16 22:28:45 PDT 2013
On Wed, Jun 12, 2013 at 7:46 AM, Michael Allan <mike at zelea.com> wrote:
> Regarding spam, here are the settings for the wiki I administer:
> See "spam protections", particularly the escalating countermeasures
> A.1, A.2, ... But I've found that A.1 (captcha) is sufficient to stop
> all bot registrations and bot spam, provided the captcha is good:
> ## (A.1) captcha: uncomment ConfirmEdit extension at bottom
> The one I use is perhaps the simplest of all:
Yup, this is what I was running for the last couple of years or so. The
wiki became overrun with user accounts, though. I could rotate questions,
but I don't feel like being that active in managing this.
What I have done is made it so that anyone should be able to approve
someone who has requested an account. The link:
I may still put QuestyCaptcha back in, but let's try this out for a bit.
The nice thing about this system is that it creates a web of trust.
People who have a pattern of letting in spammers can get their accounts
Additionally, I've cleaned up all of the inactive accounts except for a
couple that appeared valid (I recognized the name and email address), and
I've also pruned the Recent Changes so that a lot of the bulk operations
Let me know if the changes today introduce new problems.
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