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

Dr. H. Nikolaus Schaller hns at
Mon Jan 28 09:45:41 CET 2013

Am 28.01.2013 um 03:06 schrieb Harry Prevor:

> 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.

Openmoko is dead - long live OpenPhoenux :)

-- hns

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