On 08/19/2016 08:43 AM, Petr Spacek wrote: > On 18.8.2016 16:25, Martin Kosek wrote: >> Hello everyone, >> >> As some of you noticed, we had lately an increasing number of spam attacks >> against FreeIPA.org wiki. Even though we did not accept user registration >> through the standard Mediawiki User Creation form (which is often misused by >> attacked) and only allow Fedora users logged in by OpenID, the spam producers >> started to favor this authentication mode too. >> >> This week and especially yesterday, the spam activity was high enough to >> warrant a "drastic change" in how we allow wiki modifications. Me and Petr >> Vobornik had to react quickly yesterday to hundreds of new spam-based pages >> (thanks to Petr for deleting the spam pages, Stephen for altering us and >> Patrick Uiterwijk for advising us!). >> >> As a prevention for future attacks, I also needed to chose the most simple >> and >> convenient method to stop spammers from editing wiki. This is the result: >> >> - Anonymous and regular users are no longer allowed to create or edit wiki >> pages >> - Anyone who wants to be able to edit wiki needs to be in a new "editor" >> group >> >> The full description of new group rights is here: >> http://www.freeipa.org/page/Special:ListGroupRights >> >> I added the contributors active in the last 30 days to the editor group. If >> more people are needed, wiki "Bureaucrats" can it through this form: >> http://www.freeipa.org/page/Special:UserRights >> >> If you do not know who is in the Bureaucrat group, this is the list: >> http://www.freeipa.org/index.php?title=Special%3AListUsers&username=&group=bureaucrat&limit=50 >> >> The model I had in mind was that new wiki contributors would ask for access >> on >> #freeipa IRC channel, when they have some content to be added to the pages. >> We >> should probably add that suggestion to the wiki somewhere. >> >> I hope this works for you. If you have comments on above or even better ideas >> what is the easiest way to fight spam on our precious wiki, please let me >> know. > > In general I agree. > > My attempt to edit "permission denied" error using > http://www.freeipa.org/page/Special:AllMessages > failed so I do not know. > > For the beginning, I added note about this new process to > http://www.freeipa.org/page/Contribute#Contribute_documentation > and link to the process page to > http://www.freeipa.org/page/HowTo/Writing_how_to_documentation_on_the_wiki > > > Now the question is how to make information about getting edit access *really > visible*. Is this enough? I'm not sure.
Thanks Petr! I just made the warning into admonition box and fixed the wording a bit. It seems pretty visible now. Martin -- Manage your subscription for the Freeipa-devel mailing list: https://www.redhat.com/mailman/listinfo/freeipa-devel Contribute to FreeIPA: http://www.freeipa.org/page/Contribute/Code