[Haskell] HaskellWiki Update

Gwern Branwen gwern0 at gmail.com
Tue Jan 20 19:33:13 EST 2009

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On Tue, Jan 20, 2009 at 7:22 PM, NeonGraal  wrote:
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> Ashley Yakeley wrote:
>> There has been a lot of spam on HaskellWiki. Since anonymous edits have
>> been switched off, a spammer tactic has been to create hundreds of
>> accounts to evade individual account blocks.
>> To combat this, I have
>> 1. deleted all user accounts that have made no edits;
>> 2. switched off account creation;
>> 3. blocked at least some of the remaining spam accounts.
>> This is obviously not ideal, as there is now no way for new users to
>> edit the wiki. I will investigate appropriate ways to allow account
>> creation.
>> --
>> Ashley Yakeley
> Darn,
> As someone who only maintained a Wiki account to customize the Look and feel
> of the wiki, I did wonder where my account had gone.
> It would be nice if there was a comment to this effect on the Login /
> <strike>Registration</strike> page of the Wiki.
> Also another possible solution (if it's possible) would be to allow general
> creation of read-only accounts and then have a manual / moderated process
> for upgrading accounts to read-write.
> TTFN, Struan

Probably not. I've never heard of MediaWiki supporting read-only
accounts (without abusing methods like blocking, obviously).


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