[wp-docs] Codex Spam
Lorelle on WordPress
lorelleonwordpress at gmail.com
Tue Jun 22 14:29:11 UTC 2010
Matt says that now that logins are locked, new registrations to the Codex
are temporarily blocked. They are looking at how to resolve this issue to
permit "open" registration while controlling the level of spam and the work
volunteers need to do to deal with it.
In the interim, that puts the action in the hands of those currently with
access. I'm very unhappy with this status, as I'm sure most of you are. If
there are any MediaWiki experts in our crowd that have some suggestions on
how to help with this issue, would love your input. Personally, I think
Akismet should be the first to embrace spam prevention on MediaWiki - would
resolve a ton of issues for wiki fans, including Wikipedia. :D I ask so
much, don't I?
On Mon, Jun 21, 2010 at 10:53 AM, Jane Wells <jane at automattic.com> wrote:
> On 6/21/10 1:38 PM, Lorelle on WordPress wrote:
>> Good questions. The logins, to the best of my understanding, were all
>> merged a long time ago. If you log into the wp.org <http://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.
> I have different logins for the codex and for .org. I don't think the codex
> users have been merged yet.
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