[TOS] Need TOS wiki spam prevention!

Frederick Grose fgrose at gmail.com
Wed May 18 00:14:58 UTC 2011

2011/5/17 Ian Weller <ian at ianweller.org>

> On Mon, May 16, 2011 at 11:06:30PM -0400, Max Spevack wrote:


 > (2) Can we borrow anything lightweight from (for instance) Fedora's wiki
> > maintenance policies?
> This is like comparing apples and oranges because Fedora's wiki does not
> use MediaWiki's base authentication; it uses FAS. Automating
> registration in the former has much higher gain than automating
> registration in the latter.

Try installing the OpenID extension,

and redirect new users to use it, such as

It seems to keep spammers at bay. (Perhaps the barriers are kept superior.)

Existing users are not required to change their accounts.

New contributors are likely to already have an OpenID provider,


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