[syslinux] New antispam measures on the wiki

Ady Ady ady-sf at hotmail.com
Sun Jul 22 20:09:23 PDT 2012

> Date: Sat, 21 Jul 2012 10:23:20 -0700
> From: hpa at zytor.com
> To: syslinux at zytor.com
> Subject: [syslinux] New antispam measures on the wiki
> It is by now clear that a handful of persistent spammers have started 
> using semiautomated attacks targeted specifically at our wiki ... 
> 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.
> -hpa
One additional suggestion would be: next time you (hpa) are not going to be able to take a look at the wiki for several days (holidays for example), it could probably be worth just temporarily closing the option for new wiki accounts, until you get back :). 		 	   		  

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