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From Paulo de Souza Lima <>
Subject Re: Propose to Integrate Old OO Wiki and New AOO Wiki
Date Wed, 06 Jun 2012 11:56:47 GMT
2012/6/6 Regina Henschel <>

> Hi all,
> Herbert Duerr schrieb:
>> On 06.06.2012 05:57, imacat wrote:
>>> It's relatively easy to start a new Wiki or discard an existing one.
>>> But to form and keep a live Wiki community is a lot harder than just
>>> moving.
>> Agreed.
>> Speaking of the OOo/AOO Wiki community the Wiki has been a target of
>> attacks by Spambots or Annoybots for a long time. Please see e.g.
>> title=Special:RecentChanges&**limit=500<>
>> which shows that most of the changelog entries are caused by these
>> Annoybots subscribing about 50 dummy users every day.
>> I'm not sure if this is critical because it could blow up the service
>> but browsing the recent changes list feels like analyzing the contents
>> of a garbage bin instead of a "hey these are interesting updates"
>> moment. Whatever is decided to become the new Wiki I hope it is more
>> resilient against these attacks as we are a high profile target getting
>> plenty of page hits on the Wiki and there are also some people that
>> really want our project to die and put some effort into it. When our
>> three Wikis get overhauled this should be a consideration.
> Can we restrict the account creation as described in
> Restrict_account_creation<>
> You need no account to read the Wiki, so its purpose giving support is not
> restricted.
> Kind regards
> Regina
Hummm... That could prevent new contributors to join the project, but have
no interest in joining something more, let's say, "official". For example:
people who write tutorials, tips and tricks, people who make individual
efforts locally and so on.

There are other ways to block bots and fake users.

Best regards.

Paulo de Souza Lima
Curitiba - PR
Linux User #432358
Ubuntu User #28729

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