[CentOS-docs] Opening of the Wiki - Part I

Sun May 18 18:58:51 UTC 2008
Karanbir Singh <mail-lists at karan.org>

Ned Slider wrote:
> Ralph Angenendt wrote:
>> b) Opening up the wiki
>> We had some more or less internal talks about that on Fosdem and via
>> mail and on IRC. While the situation we have at the moment keeps
>> spammers away, it also keeps away people who would like to edit stuff on
>> the wiki or just correct an error on the page, as they have to create an
>> account, subscribe to this mailing list *and* get access to pages they
>> want to edit or correct.
>> Opening up the wiki completely does mean, that we will have to deal with
>> spam, so we need an active Editor Group for the wiki - people who get
>> mails for each page which has changed (maybe even for comments, see
>> above) and check that against our (nonwritten) policy.
> So how would that work - you could post/edit without even having an 
> account? I see how that would lead to spam.

You will still need an account to edit the wiki, and we increase the bar 
for creating that account a little bit ( by making sure the email 
address specified is unique, non spammy and deliverable ). So anyone 
could get an account instantly.

Karanbir Singh : http://www.karan.org/  : 2522219 at icq