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Re: Bug#690231: wiki.debian.org: error in Locale page (sshd vs. ssh))

Paul Wise <pabs@debian.org>
> On Tue, Oct 16, 2012 at 5:28 PM, MJ Ray wrote:
> > This is a bug.  http://bugs.debian.org/cgi-bin/bugreport.cgi?bug=678540
> I agree, reCaptcha is suboptimal but the alternative is for the wiki
> team (1.5 persons) to revert lots of spam daily instead of one or two
> per week. If you have an anti-spam mechanism that is as effective as
> reCaptcha then we would love to hear about it.

This is topic-drift, so only a short reply: reCaptcha is not "an
anti-spam mechanism".  It does nothing to test whether a submission is
spam or a submitter is a spammer.  It is merely a physical ability
test that is failed by a group which includes most spam robots and
some software-assisted humans.  It works a bit, but is evil.

http://wiki.debian.org/DebianWiki/DealingWithSpam doesn't look
current, so I don't know what anti-spam mechanisms are actually
installed, but things like rate limits and a moderation queue may help.

Hope that helps,
MJ Ray (slef), member of www.software.coop, a for-more-than-profit co-op.
http://koha-community.org supporter, web and library systems developer.
In My Opinion Only: see http://mjr.towers.org.uk/email.html
Available for hire (including development) at http://www.software.coop/

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