[Consortium] wiki.LAO - lockdown to registered users

Ivica Ico Bukvic ico at vt.edu
Tue Jul 17 18:19:20 UTC 2012

Wholeheartedly agree.

On 07/17/2012 12:54 PM, Robin Gareus wrote:
> Hi all,
> http://wiki.linuxaudio.org is seeing an increasing amount of SPAM.
> For a while it has been sufficient to [fail2]ban IP addresses that
> incorrectly guess CAPTCHA - ie. prevent brute-force attacks and manually
> revert the remaining pollution. -- Yet in the last months either CAPTCHA
> breaking has improved or there are real persons doing the spamming.
> I did not do statistics, but from watching the changelog I gather that
> the vast majority of contributions to the wiki comes from registered
> users. So the idea is to lock the wiki down and only allow registered
> users (registration requires an email address) to edit it.
> Thoughts? Objections?
> robin
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Ivica Ico Bukvic, D.M.A
Composition, Music Technology
Director, DISIS Interactive Sound & Intermedia Studio
Director, L2Ork Linux Laptop Orchestra
Head, ICAT IMPACT Studio
Virginia Tech
Department of Music
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