[opensource] website

Drew Yates yates at cse.ohio-state.edu
Thu May 25 22:14:49 EDT 2006


On this topic:

does anyone know how sites like wikipedia deal with spam?

-Drew

On 5/25/06, Isaac Jones <ijones at syntaxpolice.org> wrote:
>
> "Drew Yates" <yates at cse.ohio-state.edu> writes:
>
> > mmm, I would say: "better to have a well-used and maintained website
> that
> > could be temporarily and reversably vandalized than a never-used and
> > outdated website that is never vandalized"
> >
> > I bet if you asked around other organizations, difficulty keeping the
> > website active is a FAR greater concern than vandalism.
>
> Most wikis I run have username / password for everyone, plus a guest
> login / password.
>
> FWIW, No password is not really an option.  It's not a matter of maybe
> occasionally getting vandalized, it's a matter of definitely often
> getting spammed.  I've never seen vandalism problems.  Just put the
> username / password on the front page.
>
> peace,
>
>   isaac
>
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