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

Liz edodd at
Sun Nov 11 01:12:11 CET 2012

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.

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