[GRASS5] wiki hijacked?
hamish_nospam at yahoo.com
Mon Jun 28 04:53:34 EDT 2004
> > http://grass.itc.it/wiki2/
> > Looks to me like someone has been google-bombing the wiki..
> Unfortunately this happens regularly. I have restored the
> front page from google cache (3rd time, it get's worse every
> - elimitate WIKI
Shame, there is some useful stuff there..
> - find a WIKI maintainer
volunteers? Great opportunity for a non-programmer to help out.
Still a pain long term..
> - change again to a more sophisticated WIKI (suggestions? Must be
> easy to install!)
Would it be some sort of web-bot doing this or an anti-social human?
Password protecting with something simple (eg "grass") would stop the
automated ones; perhaps making the submitter enter their email address &
compare against registered mailing list names would slow down the human
ones, although I guess it would be easy for them to spoof one of our
maybe a "Thank you 126.96.36.199 for your submission, your computer's
address will be logged. OK/CANCEL" from the http request would slow down
humans? (+ IP blacklist)
perhaps a weekly snapshot -> a linked PDF file for a better backup?
only allow changes when "-" diff lines are less than 10% of 'wc -l' ?
dunno, surely everyone with a Wiki is getting this so someone has a
tragedy of the commons...
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