Re: Our Wiki just got hijacked

From: Joseph Lorenzo Hall <joehall_at_gmail_dot_com>
Date: Tue Jun 29 2004 - 15:30:44 CDT

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.


On Tue, 29 Jun 2004 15:39:50 -0400, David Mertz
<> 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 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
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