[Haskell-cafe] How to use a wiki to annotate GHC Docs? was Re: [Haskell] Re: Making Haskell more open

Scott Weeks weeksie at twelvestone.com
Wed Nov 16 06:33:05 EST 2005

The public comment/wiki spam problem is easily solved.

Use JavaScript to generate a value and put it in a hidden form field. 
Check for that value server side, if it's there then allow the post 
otherwise disallow.

Most if not all bots don't have JavaScript engines.

On 16/11/2005, at 10:15 PM, Neil Mitchell wrote:

>> I don't think restricting editing to registered users is a significant
>> turn off if registration is simple.
> It really really is a turn off. Sometimes when I spot a mistake, and
> I'm at a computer where I haven't logged in to hawiki, I don't bother
> fixing it. No one wants to have yet another account, to fill in their
> personal details yet again.
> I appreciate spam is a problem, but turning off unregistered users is
> a trade off - less content, less spam, less open to people joining -
> its not a free solution.
> Thanks
> Neil
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