[GDB Wiki] Add editor privilege control

Doug Evans dje@google.com
Fri Feb 14 20:58:00 GMT 2014


On Fri, Feb 14, 2014 at 10:35 AM, Stan Shebs <stanshebs@earthlink.net> wrote:
> On 2/13/14 7:07 PM, Joel Brobecker wrote:
>> Hello,
>>
>> I'd like to protect our wiki from spammers who regularly use it
>> for their own purposes by adding read,write,delete,revert privileges
>> to only known members of the GDB community. The model I'd like
>> to follow is the model used in the GDB Wiki. See:
>>
>>     http://gcc.gnu.org/wiki/EditorGroup
>>
>> The idea is that we start with a list of people who are allowed
>> to edit. If anyone who's a legitimate contributor wants to edit
>> the wiki as well, one of the users already in the group simply adds
>> their name to the list.
>
> I considered that a while back, when learning enough about MoinMoin
> to suck in the old internals manual, but decided against it; we
> don't have very many spammers to begin with, and the antispam
> subsystem forestalls most of those, with the net effect that we've
> had to do only two manual reverts in the past three months.
>
> If we were getting multiple spams per day, limiting to registered
> members would make sense, but right now it doesn't seem necessary.

Yeah, I guess it's a question of what threshold of spam needs to be
crossed before we take this step.
I'm ok with taking the step.  I don't have a strong opinion on whether
now is the time.



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