[wp-docs] Codex Spam

Gooitzen van der Ent contact at ecodelphinus.com
Tue Jun 22 22:03:30 UTC 2010

Hello Lorelle,

Personally I favor the idea of approving accounts manually, and having a 
select (international) doc team. Possibly covering the major languages 
in any case.  How to do this for lesser used languages?

Another option could be to implement a WordPress article approval 
system, where all changes/ additions to the codex for example in the 
form of new articles must be approved for publishing by textmoderators.

Of course this raises the question whether or not the people approving 
should (be able) to see if the information entered is valuable.

Might help if some regular meetings (video conferences) are set-up where 
codex writers sit down with code developers in order to write things down.

Just a few ideas. Open for other suggestions by all means.

Hope it helps.

Kind regards,

Gooitzen van der Ent

On 06/22/2010 09:29 AM, Lorelle on WordPress wrote:
> 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?
> Ideas?
> Lorelle
> On Mon, Jun 21, 2010 at 10:53 AM, Jane Wells <jane at automattic.com 
> <mailto: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> <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.
>         Lorelle
>     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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