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Subject: Re: [odf-adoption] Restricting rights on opendocument.xml.org

On 6/25/07, Carol Geyer <carol.geyer@oasis-open.org> wrote:
I agree, we should add a new class of user with blog privileges. This will not
only cut spam, it will help us be sure people are using Blogs for real blogs
and not for questions (that should be posted to the Forums), news (which should
be posted at News), or other non-blog posts.

How should we moderate who is granted Blogger privileges? Do we a) grant it to
anyone who requests it, and revoke it if abused or b) let the Committee review
and approve applicants?  I vote for (a).

(a) is what Wikipedia is doing now, and from what I am hearing has cut back their spam problems enough to be manageable.

Drupal has a captcha feature for registrations. That requires a human being to read and type a segment of text presented as a graphic or to answer a simple math problem so that spam bots can't register.
It's a separate module that has to be installed. See <http://drupal.org/project/captcha>.

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