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

Wolfgang Jeltsch wolfgang at jeltsch.net
Fri Nov 18 10:13:36 EST 2005

Am Mittwoch, 16. November 2005 20:02 schrieb Cale Gibbard:
> [...]

> It's unfortunate, but if you don't put a little bit of effort into
> defending your forms, they will eventually get quite a lot of spam.
> Cleaning up 600+ pages by hand takes quite a lot of effort, even with
> the ability to revert.

Is the wiki spam problem really that big?  If yes, I would really wonder how 
Wikipedia deals with it.  Since I have never come across a spammed Wikipedia 
article, it's hard for me to imagine that wiki spam is such a big problem.

> [...]

> Another way to raise the bar a bit perhaps would be to randomise the names
> of the form controls slightly, so that a spambot couldn't just use the same
> names for things every time, it would have to properly load the page and
> scrape the names out.

This would mean modifying the wiki software, right?  This in turn would cause 
problems with, for example, security updates.

>  - Cale

Best wishes,

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