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Re: translation spam

On 9 June 2011 06:54, Christian PERRIER <bubulle@debian.org> wrote:
> Quoting Martijn van Oosterhout (kleptog@gmail.com):
>> Well, the simplest solution is to simply forbid changes without an account.
> I was more or less considering this.
> Are there teams that would be annoyed by this (ie disallow anonymous
> contributions)?

Note: this can be set on a per-language basis. The support was added
years ago when some language team wanted it. I'll have to check
exactly what it did but I think it works as expected.

> Speaking for the French team: we're OK with disallowing anon
> contribs. All of our contributors (about 4-5 people ATM) are using
> accounts.

If you want to confirm I can turn it on for fr?

> BTW, Martijn, the page for French mentions there are 827
> suggestions....but doesn't display any. I suspect this is because of
> the high number of suggestions (that are probably spam). This can be
> cleaned out...but I suspect it can only be done in the database
> directly.

Yeah, I saw that number too, no idea where it comes from, I'll see if
I can find out.

> Oh, and while I'm at the various glitches: what about the two "news"
> items (by grisu) that are a few years old at the top of each language
> page? Where could such "news" things be edited?

The code has an option "is_admin" which would allow you to change
them, but no way of turning that option on/off. That just one of those
things that doesn't quite work right and would be nice to get fixed.

Have a nice day,
Martijn van Oosterhout <kleptog@gmail.com> http://svana.org/kleptog/

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