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Re: Wiki migration and spam problem

From: Christophe Strobbe <christophe.strobbe@esat.kuleuven.be>
Date: Tue, 16 Sep 2008 19:26:47 +0200
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To: TSDTF <public-wai-ert-tsdtf@w3.org>


At 16:29 12/09/2008, 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 wiki has become a major spam target. (...) The systems team 
>doesn't want to migrate spam, understandably. (...) 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. (...)

The wiki has an item "Remove Spam" in the "More Actions" menu. Does 
anybody know what it does or when it is/should be used? I couldn't 
find it in the documentation.

The old "AntiSpamFeatures" page on MoinMoin Wiki 
<http://moinmoin.wikiwikiweb.de/AntiSpamFeatures> and its newer 
counterpart at <http://moinmo.in/AntiSpamFeatures> list anti-spam 
features and ideas, but I don't know what is already in place in our 
current MoinMoin intallation, nor how we could use these features and 
ideas. (<http://moinmo.in/AntiSpamGlobalSolution> also mentions 
blocking Chinese; that would block 90% of the spam in our wiki.)

Best regards,


>Michael Cooper
>Web Accessibility Specialist
>World Wide Web Consortium, Web Accessibility Initiative
>E-mail cooper@w3.org
>Information Page

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