[Haskell-cafe] [Haskell] Spam on the Haskell wiki

wren ng thornton wren at freegeek.org
Fri Aug 3 01:46:43 CEST 2012

On 7/30/12 5:35 PM, Henk-Jan van Tuyl wrote:
> - Block creation of usernames
> o ending with two or more digits
> o with more than one x or q
> o starting with "buy"
> o longer than 20 characters
> o with more than 4 consonants in a row

As other's've mentioned, many of these constraints impose undue burden 
on users with linguistic heritage outside of western Europe. Creating a 
decent filter for recognizing legitimate names across the majority of 
languages is quite difficult.

Though there's no reason this has to be a strong blacklisting of 
usernames. If there's a willing volunteer (as seems to have been 
implied), then something like this could serve as a filter requiring 
manual override. All usernames are available... but some take longer to 
activate. Of course, there's always the power-to-weight issue for this 
kind of solution.

Live well,

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