[GDB Wiki] Add editor privilege control

Joel Brobecker brobecker@adacore.com
Mon Mar 3 16:12:00 GMT 2014


> With the present scheme, effective spam fighting requires ongoing
> manual operations by you / tromey / whoever.  
> 
> Plus, the present scheme enables any spammer to create a moinmoin
> userid, create a junk page, then leave.  The problem is that every
> such junk user bogs the wiki software down more and more: there are
> some 4000 now, with 10+/day new ones coming.  (Over at gcc/glibc,
> before a cleanup, we had almost a hundred thousand (!), which was
> enough to cause cgi/http timeouts to valid users.)  Cleaning *those*
> up is difficult without a whitelist such as the EditorGroup.

That's really useful feedback, thank you!

I also find it compelling that we have had a number of reverts done
the last few weeks, which is not huge, but larger than the twice-per-
quarter average we were counting on.

-- 
Joel



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