[Haskell-cafe] Re: Wiki user accounts

Maurí­cio briqueabraque at yahoo.com
Wed Jun 17 11:23:34 EDT 2009

>>> I'm hearing reports of people having difficulty obtaining accounts on
>>> the Haskell wiki, (...)

>> Maybe OpenID could help with spam problems without
>> the need for manual intervention:

> I doubt it - I know LiveJournal has a problem with spambots gaining free
> accounts, and it provides OpenID. They may not be exploited for the
> OpenID account yet, but I imagine they will be sooner rather than later
> - OpenID is more useful to tie in people's existing identities.

I would sugest that Haskell wiki only accepts OpenIDs, without
providing then itself. So spammers would have to use domains,
and I (naively?) believe those are costly to obtain and easy
to block.


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