[pmwiki-users] Another problem with URLapprove
Patrick R. Michaud
pmichaud at pobox.com
Sun Jun 19 10:19:51 CDT 2005
On Sun, Jun 19, 2005 at 02:46:34PM +0200, chr at home.se wrote:
> So I think the error message needs to be changed... perhaps it could
> say something like:
> Your changes were not permitted because they contain to many
> new external links. Please approve the links on the page
> before editing this page further.
Well, part of the reason for the cryptic message is to reduce the
amount of information available to a spammer. If we simply say "post
blocked by administrator", a spammer is left guessing at the mechanism
> Btw, this problem with too many unapproved links on a page that you
> try to edit would be even more confusing to someone who is not even
> trying to add an external link.
...except that in this case the message wouldn't appear -- presumably
if the page had been successfully saved previously then it will save
again if the number of unapproved links hasn't changed.
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