Hi John, (and every potential wiki contributor, which on the dev list is all of you :-) ** I apologize for missing your question back in December (and for not noticing it since, either). Thanks to Jen for refreshing the thread.
1. Thanks to your email, I have added your username and *107 others *to the Vetted Editors List (http://wiki.g2.bx.psu.edu/VettedEditorGroup). 2. *You (and 107 new friends!) will no longer have to answer textchas/captchas to update the wiki.* 3. Now that we have 140 vetted users on the wiki, I hope to see a flood of helpful updates there. :-) 4. For anyone who does not have an account on the wiki, and wants to update content, please create an account, send the username to me, and I will add you to vetted list. Again, I apologize for the delay. And, I would like to thank you for making me look at this. I had no idea we had that many logins on the wiki. Please let me know if you have any questions, Dave C. *Grinding Details, for those who care: * The Captcha questions are indeed darn irritating. We investigated all options currently available in MoinMoin, and unfortunately, they are the best choice. They also work very well at keeping out spam. They also apparently work very well at keeping out contributions. Some numbers: 198 Registered users on the wiki 32 of them were on the Vetted Editors List at the beginning of today 108 of them were added to the Vetted Editors List today, as a result of John's question. 58 of them are either blocked, known spammers, or I could not verify who they were. In the past, I have only added usernames to the Vetted Editor List, once the user had successfully made an edit. I am wondering if many of those 108 newly vetted users tried to update a page and were defeated by the captchas? In the future, I'll check the new user list, and update the vetted list once a month. On Tue, Jan 31, 2012 at 2:56 PM, Jennifer Jackson <j...@bx.psu.edu> wrote: > Hi John, > > I am going to put you in touch with our wiki guru, Dave. Hopefully you two > will be able to work out some sort of solution. I believe there is a super > secret list he can add you to that will made the question burden much > lighter (i.e. none). > > But with all sincerity, we really do appreciate the help, and look forward > to your contributions, > > Best, > > Jen > Galaxy team > > > On 12/20/11 11:04 AM, John Major wrote: > >> Galaxy team- I've tried a few times to add some content to the FAQ, but >> the captcha questions keep failing, or i'm submitting the wrong answer. >> I'd suggest a slightly less burdensome barrier to contributing- i'm >> certain this is dialing down your user contributions significantly. >> >> John >> >> >> ______________________________**_____________________________ >> Please keep all replies on the list by using "reply all" >> in your mail client. To manage your subscriptions to this >> and other Galaxy lists, please use the interface at: >> >> http://lists.bx.psu.edu/ >> > > -- > Jennifer Jackson > http://usegalaxy.org > http://galaxyproject.org/wiki/**Support<http://galaxyproject.org/wiki/Support> > -- http://galaxyproject.org/ http://getgalaxy.org/ http://usegalaxy.org/ http://galaxyproject.org/wiki/
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