[PD] Pdpedia and random generation

2009-03-30 Thread Philip Potter
Hi all, First post to the list, very new to pd, hello to all. I have a few questions: 1) Is pdpedia a serious project? It seems like there was a lot of activity some time ago, but the people there got burned out and now is a target for spammers (particularly the myobject and help patch pages). I

Re: [PD] Pdpedia and random generation

2009-03-31 Thread Philip Potter
2009/3/31 Georg Holzmann g...@mur.at: Hallo! afaik, pdpedia is poorly maintained at the moment. I think there will be a better solution in the future to get rid of spam and optimize searching and contributions. for now, your observation of burnout seems correct. marius. I think pdpedia has

Re: [PD] Pdpedia and random generation

2009-03-31 Thread Philip Potter
2009/3/31 olsen wolf sesselastron...@googlemail.com: the server space the maintenance is currently done by claudio the sys-admin at the school here in zürich where the wiki is hostet atm. so far he's been trying to maintain it as much as possible - sometimes certain request take more time -

Re: [PD] Pdpedia and random generation

2009-03-31 Thread Philip Potter
2009/3/31 Alexandre Porres por...@gmail.com: so we need :someone to manage the system, ok, but then I see that this problem is kinda well solved, right? But how do you all see the writting of articles? Is it growing out well? I believe someone could also direct how things are going, and that a

Re: [PD] pdpedia

2009-04-02 Thread Philip Potter
2009/4/1 Alexandre Porres por...@gmail.com: does this mean that you want to make a reference manual of Every Object, no matter whether it has been implemented or not? well, we could skip the not implemented ones for now :) I think in the interests of starting somewhere, and with the basics,

Re: [PD] pdpedia

2009-04-02 Thread Philip Potter
:) 2009/4/2 Alexandre Porres por...@gmail.com: yeah, well, I dont really have a clue on what is missing too, please check then, and we will start with the most needed. cheers On Thu, Apr 2, 2009 at 12:24 PM, Philip Potter philip.g.pot...@gmail.com wrote: 2009/4/1 Alexandre Porres por

[PD] pdpedia and spam

2009-10-17 Thread Philip Potter
Dear all, I'm the only active wikiadmin of pdpedia (at http://wiki.puredata.info/). It is a persistent target of spam and I put quite a bit of effort into cleaning it up. Unfortunately my life is now busier than it once was and I have begun to ask myself: is it worth keeping clean? Is pdpedia a

Re: [PD] pdpedia and spam

2009-10-18 Thread Philip Potter
Dear all, thanks for your feedback. Based on the response, it doesn't seem worth it clearing the spam up by hand, but there have been some interesting suggestions for how to maintain pdpedia as a going concern. AFAIK I am unable to install captchas or make the wiki readonly (or editable by

Re: [PD] pdpedia and spam

2009-10-19 Thread Philip Potter
2009/10/19 Hans-Christoph Steiner h...@at.or.at: I do have ssh access to the wiki server and would be happy to make any changes that people agree upon.  I am currently running another mediawiki for Firmata (http://firmata.org).  When the spambots started slamming it, I switched it so only