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Re: Wiki migration and spam problem

From: Carlos A Velasco <carlos.velasco@fit.fraunhofer.de>
Date: Sun, 14 Sep 2008 18:37:00 +0200
Message-ID: <48CD3DAC.9050302@fit.fraunhofer.de>
To: Michael Cooper <cooper@w3.org>
Cc: TSDTF <public-wai-ert-tsdtf@w3.org>

Hi Michael,

>From my side I do not see a problem, apart from learning yet another
*!-=?? set of wiki commands.


Michael Cooper wrote:
> 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
> -- 
> 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/>

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