[TOS] Need TOS wiki spam prevention!

Sebastian Dziallas sebastian at when.com
Mon May 16 14:13:52 UTC 2011

So I'm going to keep this short, since I'm at the SoftHum workshop
right now. Attendees were confused as to why the
teachingopensource.org wiki was broken. As it turns out, it wasn't.
Rather, two spammers had entirely obfuscated the main page.

It is (1) obvious that there's spam happening and (2) clear that it's
significantly preventing people from contributing.

Can we please put measures into place preventing this?

I'm not particularly interested in a conversation whether captchas are
useful or not. As long as *something* does the job and prevents *some*
bots from spamming us, that's already better than what we have right

Thanks a lot to Chris for responding immediately in IRC and locking
the front page!


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