Re: [LAU] wiki.LAO - lockdown to registered users

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To: Neil C Smith <neil@...>
Cc: A list for linux audio users <linux-audio-user@...>, consortium <consortium@...>
Date: Tuesday, July 17, 2012 - 5:51 pm

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On Tue, Jul 17, 2012 at 1:34 PM, Neil C Smith wrote:

> Hi,

mollum didn't work that well for ardour.org. we eventually turned it off. i
nuke spam (and its creators) by hand.

the best suggestion i've seen was something on a boingboing comment thread
where user registration involves answering several human-ish questions
correctly and then filling in a free-form answer "why do you want to join?"
a few idiots actually write "seo" in there. with a relatively low sign up
rate, this can be easily human-managed, and avoids 99.8% of all spam.

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On Tue, Jul 17, 2012 at 1:34 PM, Neil C =
Smith <neil@neilcsmith.net> wrote:
Hi,

I'm involved with the management of a range of sites and we find that
even requiring registration and an email address doesn't necessarily
cut out all spam. =A0You might also want to consider something like
Mollom (http://mollom.com) - it's free for small community sites, and
developed by the originator of Drupal.mollum didn=
't work that well for
ardour.org. we =
eventually turned it off. i nuke spam (and its creators) by hand.
the best suggestion i've seen was something on a boingboing comment thr=
ead where user registration involves answering several human-ish questions =
correctly and then filling in a free-form answer "why do you want to j=
oin?" a few idiots actually write "seo" in there. with a rel=
atively low sign up rate, this can be easily human-managed, and avoids 99.8=
% of all spam.
=A0

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[LAU] wiki.LAO - lockdown to registered users, Robin Gareus, (Tue Jul 17, 4:55 pm)
Re: [LAU] wiki.LAO - lockdown to registered users, Neil C Smith, (Tue Jul 17, 5:34 pm)
Re: [LAU] wiki.LAO - lockdown to registered users, Paul Davis, (Tue Jul 17, 5:51 pm)