[OSGeo-Discuss] Hacker on the wiki
ari.jolma at tkk.fi
Tue Mar 28 00:58:44 PST 2006
Is there a one-click solution to remove a single e-graffiti like this?
On Tue, 28 Mar 2006 10:08:54 +0200 Arnulf Christl <arnulf.christl at ccgis.de>
> Frank Warmerdam wrote:
> > Ari Jolma wrote:
> >> Somebody with username Grifferz had inserted a very long list of
> >> to online casinos etc. to http://wiki.osgeo.org/index.php/Main_Page.
> >> The list was not visible at least on Firefox. I edited the crap
> >> I have limited experience with wikis. Is this something that we just
> >> have to live with in the future?
> > Ari,
> > If this continues to be a problem, we would likely need some sort of
> > approval process for new registrations.
> > Best regards,
> we can remove "create you own account" functionality any time. Then one
> would have to request for an account and Users with Sysop privileges
> would have to create them manually. We (sort of) decided (never
> officially voted) to operate the Wiki completely open. If this does not
> work we will have to take measures.
> As it is, existing users can also be blocked by users with Sysops
> privileges (currently Frank, me and Benjamin Thelen). Any user can be
> granted these privileges (or responsibilities) if we need more sysops
> get the job done.
> User Grifferz did nothing but spam the Wiki as can be seen in the user
> contribution log:
> and the corresponding page history:
> which is a good reason to block it (him or her or spambot) from further
> editing. If it objects, it can protest on the discuss mailing list. If
> it is a spambot it will have trouble writing an email though.
> Users can be blocked for these stretches of time:
> 2 h
> 1 day
> 3 day
> 1 week
> 1 weeks
> 1 month
> 3 months
> 6 months
> 1 year
> In my role as WikiSysop I blocked user Grifferz for one week now (I
> never ever did this before, this is unprecedented).
> Best, Arnulf.
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Prof. Ari Jolma
Kartografia ja Geoinformatiikka / Cartography and Geoinformatics
Teknillinen Korkeakoulu / Helsinki University of Technology
POBox 1200, 02015 TKK, Finland
Email: ari.jolma at tkk.fi URL: http://www.tkk.fi/~jolma
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