OpenMoko wiki needs to be set to read-only due to spam

Harry Prevor habstinat at
Mon Jan 28 03:06:18 CET 2013

On 11/10/12, Liz <edodd at> wrote:
> On Sat, 10 Nov 2012 18:57:39 -0500
> Harry Prevor <habstinat at> wrote:
>> On 10/31/12, Harald Welte <laforge at> wrote:
>> > Hi Paul,
>> >
>> > I put it on my TODO list and will hopefully be able to do it still
>> > today.
>> >
>> > Thanks for pointing it out.
>> >
>> > On Wed, Oct 31, 2012 at 04:50:46PM +0800, Paul Wise wrote:
>> >> Hi Harald, all,
>> >>
>> >> To whoever is able to make the OpenMoko wiki read-only, please do
>> >> so since no-one is monitoring it for spam and removing that:
>> >>
>> >>
>> Sorry for bringing this somewhat old topic up, but why did this have
>> to be done? I can understand restricting editing to registered users
>> only or adding CAPTCHAs to prevent spam, but isn't making the (still
>> very important) wiki entirely read only very exccessive? I've found a
>> few pages with errors but I'm now unable to edit them, seemingly
>> forever. Please reconsider this.
> Neither of the two methods you mention actually stop spam being posted.
> Humans register and then post the spam.
> I'm sure that a few persons could have write access, and that the wiki
> owner could consider your request.

Well, it's been over two months and the wiki is still read-only. I was
under the impression this was supposed to be temporary; when will this
be fixed? I often find incorrect information in wiki articles and I'm
all-too-frequently frustrated by the fact that I can't fix it.

Harry Prevor

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