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


Carol Geyer a écrit :
> We've been using captcha since the site was launched. (See
> http://opendocument.xml.org/user/register.) I think the spam we're seeing is
> actually being posted by humans.

Yes it is...

> From what I understand, there's a spam module for Drupal 5.1 that will detect
> people who try to add more than x number of posts in x minutes, and
> automatically block them. It will also detect posts with more than x URLs and
> block those. We'll have to experiment with the best way to configure all that,
> but I'm sure it will be an improvement.

Implementing the Wikipedia policy might be a good idea as well, provided
that we just check the actual user's profile (sometimes it's obvious
that the person is there for "no good", especially if its address is
something like bigxxx123@worldadmailer.com)



> ==c
> -----Original Message-----
> From: marbux [mailto:marbux@gmail.com] 
> Sent: Monday, June 25, 2007 11:20 AM
> To: Carol Geyer
> Cc: odf-adoption@lists.oasis-open.org
> 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>.

Charles-H. Schulz,
Associé / Associate
Ars Aperta.

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