[wp-docs] Codex Spam
Lorelle on WordPress
lorelleonwordpress at gmail.com
Mon Jun 21 17:38:35 UTC 2010
Good questions. The logins, to the best of my understanding, were all merged
a long time ago. If you log into the wp.org, the login takes you everywhere
within the site. For spammers, especially bots, they are focusing on
mediawiki logins, not WordPress.org, so this stops technical blocks them as
they are bots. For the human spammers, it's another hoop they have to jump
through and they might not know to jump. So we can only hope.
I just tested it and you're right. New registrants on WordPress.org can't
get access to the Codex. It's probably a permissions level issue. I've let
them know and we should have an answer shortly. Thanks for pointing it out.
On Mon, Jun 21, 2010 at 7:22 AM, Arlen Beiler <arlenbee at gmail.com> wrote:
> Yes the problem is actual. One person already couldn't log in with his
> wp.org username. Also, what is the point of disabling account creation if
> people can just go to wp.org and do the same thing?
> On Mon, Jun 21, 2010 at 10:13 AM, mrmist <listswpdocs at mist.org.uk> wrote:
>> In message <AANLkTimrRD-vYEhAuvCMOD2yYnjvLcpGe63x_HgWY0Zx at mail.gmail.com>,
>> Lorelle on WordPress <lorelleonwordpress at gmail.com> writes
>> They are also
>>> looking at turning off open registration on the Codex as registration
>>> .org is all combined.
>> Is this the case even for people who have older .org logins? I know when
>> I first joined I had to create a separate login for the Codex.
>> Just slightly concerned that people currently can't get a new Codex
>> account. (The "create account" link on Codex has gone now, I notice.)
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