Fw: Our Wiki just got hijacked

From: Ed Kennedy <ekennedyx_at_yahoo_dot_com>
Date: Sun Jul 04 2004 - 20:24:46 CDT

----- Original Message -----
From: <kennedyx_at_pacbell_dot_net>
To: <voting-project@lists.sonic.net>
Sent: Saturday, July 03, 2004 8:24 PM
Subject: Re: Our Wiki just got hijacked

> Hello All:
>
> At the very least, we need some kind of bot killer routine for Wiki
> write access. I'm thinking of something along the lines of the readable
> graphic of a word approach. You the human tells the Wiki what you see and
> it lets you in. I've seen it on a lot of financial and high traffic web
> sites like Ticketmaster. Having maintained the Wiki Site for a while now,
I
> can tell you that the software is a little buggy and limited. At times,
it
> forgets who I am, and just culls something from my IP address and I have
to
> reregister just to mention one item. Despite two college degrees I really
> appreciate a spell checker which is missing.
>
> Thanks, Ed Kennedy
>
> ----- Original Message -----
> From: "Joseph Lorenzo Hall" <joehall@gmail.com>
> To: <voting-project@lists.sonic.net>
> Sent: Tuesday, June 29, 2004 1:30 PM
> Subject: Re: [voting-project] Our Wiki just got hijacked
>
>
> > I'll have to disaggree with David here and say I think 3 is best if
> > any authentication is implemented... with .htaccess/.htpasswd control
> > we will also be limiting *reading* of the wiki. With wikified access
> > control we can restrict editing only and leave reading alone.
> >
> > Joe
> >
> > On Tue, 29 Jun 2004 15:39:50 -0400, David Mertz
> > <voting-project@gnosis.cx> wrote:
> > >
> > > On Jun 29, 2004, at 3:28 PM, Popkin, Laird (WMG Corp) wrote:
> > > > Do we have a concensus on this? I'm happy setting up whatever we
> > > > want...
> > >
> > > I prefer "(1) Leave it as is" the most.
> > >
> > > My second choice would be "(2) Add HTTP authentication" This would
> > > deal with the spammers/vandals, and we could publish the password (say
> > > OVC/OVC) widely, but not in a way accessible to bots.
> > >
> > > In my mind, "(3) Access control" comes in a VERY distant third. It's
> > > very close to being an anti-Wiki.
> > >
> > > In any case, definitely don't setup (3) on python-hosting.com. I want
> > > to leave that as a real Wiki either way. If it's use is deserted,
> > > there's not much I can do... but at least the resource can remain
> > > available for open participation.
> > >
> > >
> >
> >
> >
> >
> > --
> > Joseph Lorenzo Hall
> > UC Berkeley, SIMS PhD Student
> > http://pobox.com/~joehall/
> > blog: http://pobox.com/~joehall/nqb/
>
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