RE: The wiki has been hacked yet again 8/17/2004

From: Popkin, Laird (WMG Corp) <"Popkin,>
Date: Fri Aug 20 2004 - 11:52:23 CDT

OK, we could easily set it up so that any authenticated user can post/edit
pages, and install a module to blockes automated registrations using
http://drupal.org/node/view/8404 (captcha) distorted text graphics that only
a human can read.

Are people interested enough in this for us to set it up? It's not hard, but
I don't want to set it up if nobody's going to use it. :-)

- LP

-----Original Message-----
From: owner-voting-project@afterburner.sonic.net
[mailto:owner-voting-project@afterburner.sonic.net]On Behalf Of David
Mertz
Sent: Thursday, August 19, 2004 12:22 PM
To: voting-project@lists.sonic.net
Subject: Re: [voting-project] The wiki has been hacked yet again
8/17/2004

On Aug 19, 2004, at 11:13 AM, Popkin, Laird (WMG Corp) wrote:
> easily make the Wiki pages visible to all visitors, and editable only
> by approved authors.

Yeah... that's the part that I don't like. I don't want a list of
"approved" authors for a Wiki. What I suggested is strictly an
anti-robot system, it doesn't judge authors per se. I guess if there's
a really easy way to add -yourself- to the approved author list (under
whatever pseudonym you want), it's not so bad.

Btw. When I tried http://gyaku.pair.com/~vote/drupal/ just now, there
are still a bunch of things that don't look right. There's a minor
alignment problem in the red horizontal bar at top (it "jumps" halfway
through, on Safari at least). And there's a slightly ugly white bar,
or just gap at the top of the left navigation.

But the main problem is that at the bottom of the page I see a whole
bunch of error messages:

warning: fopen(): URL file-access is disabled in the server
configuration in /usr/www/users/vote/drupal/modules/cloud.module on
line 82.
warning: fopen(http://www.blackboxvoting.org/): failed to open stream:
no suitable wrapper could be found in
/usr/www/users/vote/drupal/modules/cloud.module on line 82.
warning: fopen(): URL file-access is disabled in the server
configuration in /usr/www/users/vote/drupal/modules/cloud.module on
line 82.
warning: fopen(http://blackboxvoting.com/): failed to open stream: no
suitable wrapper could be found in
/usr/www/users/vote/drupal/modules/cloud.module on line 82.
warning: fopen(): URL file-access is disabled in the server
configuration in /usr/www/users/vote/drupal/modules/cloud.module on
line 82.
warning: fopen(http://www.verifiedvoting.org/index.asp): failed to open
stream: no suitable wrapper could be found in
/usr/www/users/vote/drupal/modules/cloud.module on line 82.

All of this suggests that this site is still "not ready for prime
time." For a Wiki, a little glitchiness isn't the end of the world.
But the main face of OVC shouldn't look so "beta."

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