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

From: Arthur Keller <arthur_at_kellers_dot_org>
Date: Fri Aug 20 2004 - 13:03:56 CDT

To the extent that we continue to use the Wiki, I support that
approach as an improvement over no registration. However, I
encourage more of us to use the Wiki, and to post notes on the
mailing list announcing major changes, so the rest of us know to look
there.

Best regards,
Arthur

At 12:52 PM -0400 8/20/04, Popkin, Laird (WMG Corp) wrote:
>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>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>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/>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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