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From: Giovanni Bajo (giovannibajo_at_[hidden])
Date: 2004-12-06 07:41:45

Jeff Garland <jeff_at_[hidden]> wrote:

> Well, we have been having a Wiki spam issue for at least the last 5
> months. The spam is usually quickly reverted and then I ban the IP /
> id of the spammer from the wiki. Some whole internet domains are now
> banned. This has been reasonably effective in cutting off the repeat
> offenders. I don't think a registration system would be more
> effective for the 'first-timers' and would cut down on the openess of
> the Wiki.

Did you think of integrating some spam detection software (spamassassin and
friends) into the wiki? It could be set to refuse posting anything which is
detected as spam. I do not think losting the freedom of speaking of wee-agra in
the wiki is a problem.

Giovanni Bajo

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