Re: Is this list alive?
+++ Peter Vandenabeele [05-01-05 22:21 +0100]:
> On Wed, Jan 05, 2005 at 12:48:13PM -0800, Allen Curtis wrote:
> > >>The Wiki will be install today. I am looking forward to watching the
> > >>site grow. ;-)
> > >
> > >How will you protect it from spam ? I have seen horrible things
> > >happen to a local community wiki here.
> > Spam postings to the site?
> Yes. When you leave a traditional wiki open and publish the address,
> terrible things happen (the whole site and all the content are overtaken
> by page long descriptions of all kind of products you don't want).
This is not always true. I run a public wiki that has not seen any spam in
about 2 years (balloonboard.org), and I haven't noted spamming on any of
other public wikis I use. But I imagine it is a growing problem.
I'd prefer to keep the wiki open to start with, and only close it if we have
to. I suppose a simple email registration scheme would not be too much of a
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