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Re: wiki spam

To: Christoph Hellwig <hch@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
Subject: Re: wiki spam
From: Dave Chinner <david@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
Date: Tue, 19 Jun 2012 11:29:55 +1000
Cc: xfs@xxxxxxxxxxx
In-reply-to: <20120618133323.GA11845@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
References: <20120618133323.GA11845@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
User-agent: Mutt/1.5.21 (2010-09-15)
On Mon, Jun 18, 2012 at 09:33:23AM -0400, Christoph Hellwig wrote:
> I just had to delete dozends of link farm spam entries on the xfs.org.
> This is getting a bit out of control, so I'm wondring what we can do
> about it.
> I wonder if it's reasonable only to hand out account if a user manually
> contacts one of the admins.  I don't want the bar high, just proving
> to be able to writing a human person mail basically.

Sounds fine to me, I went through about a month ago and deleted a
bunch of spam myself. Even just requiring a confirmation email (i.e.
wiki sends an email with a confirm link) would be sufficient to
prevent most spam, I think....


Dave Chinner

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