[syslinux] New antispam measures on the wiki

H. Peter Anvin hpa at zytor.com
Sat Jul 21 10:23:20 PDT 2012

It is by now clear that a handful of persistent spammers have started 
using semiautomated attacks targeted specifically at our wiki ... one 
careless spammer even uploaded some of his scripts!

As a result, I have switched the wiki to a mode where editors need to be 
explicitly authorized, manually, before they can edit.  As a result, 
people will need to first create an account, and then get a Sysop to add 
them to the Editors group manually.

I have tried to already add everyone I could find who had made useful 
edits in the past (just over 40 accounts worth), but it is pretty much 
guaranteed I missed some, so if you find your account is blocked please 
let us know and we'll fix it.

Hopefully this should eliminate the spam problem for good.  Sorry to 
have to go to this level.


H. Peter Anvin, Intel Open Source Technology Center
I work for Intel.  I don't speak on their behalf.

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