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

Sun May 18 19:02:35 UTC 2008
Ned Slider <ned at unixmail.co.uk>

Karanbir Singh wrote:
> 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.

+1 for that - sounds like a good compromise IMHO.