[pmwiki-users] Spam Blocking Proposal

Chris Cox ccox at airmail.net
Tue Mar 28 17:29:39 CST 2006

Patrick R. Michaud wrote:
> On Tue, Mar 28, 2006 at 04:39:16PM -0600, Chris Cox wrote:
>>Wendell Brown wrote:
>>>I am apparently one of several pmwiki users to become a renewed target 
>>>for wiki spam.  And being a firm believer in proactive blocking (ie,
>>Just stating the obvious.  You might want to investigate using
>>authorized logins for editing.  IMHO, that works well.. you can't
>>edit without logging in.
> I should also point out (as Neil has) that a simple (shared) 
> password will often suffice, even if it's widely known or easily
> located.  This avoids the overhead of maintaining user accounts
> and dealing with things like forgotten passwords.
> One of my sites has over 100K pages and 1K+ authors, all of whom
> know the shared edit password.  That site hasn't had any trouble with
> spamming.

Oh yes.. definitely.  I just like them not being anonymous as well..
but certainly this should deter spam as long as the password
doesn't get out (even then I'm not sure that the spammers are
sophisticated enough to handle it).

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