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Wiki migration and spam problem

From: Michael Cooper <cooper@w3.org>
Date: Fri, 12 Sep 2008 10:29:51 -0400
Message-ID: <48CA7CDF.4050408@w3.org>
To: TSDTF <public-wai-ert-tsdtf@w3.org>
The W3C Systems team is planning to migrate W3C wikis from MoinMoin to
MediaWiki in the next few weeks. There are a few issues for TSDTF:

    * The wiki at http://www.w3.org/2006/tsdtf/ would be included in
      this. This means having to learn the new wiki's quirks. If there's
      anything particularly complicated about the setup of this wiki,
      we'll need to make sure the systems team knows about this.
    * This wiki has become a major spam target. This is apparent if you
      look at http://www.w3.org/2006/tsdtf/RecentChanges. The systems
      team doesn't want to migrate spam, understandably. Their current
      position is that they just won't migrate the wiki, but I think
      that means the wiki would be shut down after the migration is
      complete and the old software is no longer supported. I have asked
      them if that is in fact what will happen. I think for the moment
      we have to either come up with a way to clear out the spam, or
      come up with a way to express exactly what should be migrated.

This may have some urgency as the migration is scheduled to happen in
the next couple weeks, and I'm not sure what will happen to this wiki
after that time.


Michael Cooper
Web Accessibility Specialist
World Wide Web Consortium, Web Accessibility Initiative
E-mail cooper@w3.org <mailto:cooper@w3.org>
Information Page <http://www.w3.org/People/cooper/>
Received on Friday, 12 September 2008 14:30:47 UTC

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