[oi-dev] Opening the wiki to registrations
magnus at yonderway.com
Wed Feb 8 23:21:39 UTC 2012
On Feb 8, 2012, at 4:53 PM, Alasdair Lumsden wrote:
> To bolster community involvement I wondered if it was worth opening the wiki up to registrations.
> My concern with this right from the beginning was keeping the quality high and preventing spam.
I came in initially interested in contributing doc, but I've pulled back from the wiki because of the daily vandalizing by spammers in the comments section. I don't think it would be advisable to open up registrations for the potential vandalizing of articles when we're not yet in a place that even the comments can be effectively policed.
I don't know if Confluence is just particularly more spammer friendly, or if it's an implementation issue, or if we just need more wiki cops. My registration allows me to see quite a lot of content in areas that I don't think I'm empowered or expected to provide volunteer services yet (or maybe I am? I don't know…). If my access level is incorrect and just conveys with a basic registration, then we've got ACL's to worry about. If my access level is correct, than no worries. I'd expressed interest in helping with infrastructure at some point so maybe that's why I can see what I can see.
Confluence itself has honestly been a bit personally off-putting. I don't mean to be a wiki whiner, but trying to figure out why it is I'm not really enthused about writing doc for the wiki when I publish documents on a (private) MediaWiki every day. I feel badly enough about the current wiki that I've considered either writing an .epub and hosting it on github, or starting a blog. I only mention these things because feedback is being solicited here.
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