Time to close the wiki?

Thomas E Burk teb at MALLIT.FR.UMN.EDU
Wed Dec 1 13:42:58 EST 2004

Daniel's suggestion is implemented - the wiki is read-only for now.

Suggestions on next step?


>Date: Tue, 30 Nov 2004 00:46:29 -0500
>From: Daniel Morissette <dmorissette at dmsolutions.ca>
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>To: Thomas E Burk <teb at mallit.fr.umn.edu>
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>Thomas E Burk wrote:
>> I don't have the time or many alternative resources at the moment to ALSO
>> do something about the wiki. We are using an old version of UseMod; I
>> don't know all the configuration options or if a new version would help
>> with the problem. If someone has experience, specific advice is welcome.
>The wiki may not be very well organized, but it contains lots of very
>useful information that's often not available anywhere else. If we don't
>do something now, then everyday that passes the spammers create more
>spam revisions on every page and the useful contents ends up being lost
>for ever.
>Looking at the recent changes page, there seem to have been lots of spam
>and very few "real" additions to the wiki since November 18. Is there a
>backup of the wiki available from that date? We could perhaps install
>that backup somewhere, then freeze it (i.e. disallow edits) and then
>have some time to recover the contents and migrate it somewhere else.
>  Daniel Morissette               dmorissette at dmsolutions.ca
>  DM Solutions Group              http://www.dmsolutions.ca/

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