Wiki Vandilization

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Wiki Vandilization

Post by Meklort » Wed Apr 06, 2005 1:12 am

Thie wiki's Main and help pages were vandalized again. I reerted the pages bach to the previous version. This was done by 80.68.242.97.

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Post by MadRat » Wed Apr 06, 2005 4:09 am

Block the whole network address 80.68.*.*
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Post by Meklort » Wed Apr 06, 2005 4:30 am

MadRat wrote:Block the whole network address 80.68.*.*
Im not sure who has that ability, but i also looked in the history, and found another 80.*.*.* (altough im not sure you would want to block all those ip adresses

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Post by w3seek » Wed Apr 06, 2005 10:42 am

This is too sad....blocking 80.* would block me sometimes, too ;)
I don't think blocking whole ip ranges is a good answer to the problem unless it's confirmed to be ips used bz potential spammers.

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Post by brothernorth » Wed Apr 06, 2005 11:47 am

Is it not possible to force people to log in before editing the Wiki? surely this would solve the problem...

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Post by Headstrong » Wed Apr 06, 2005 2:15 pm

or at least people could login so we can see at a glace that if a change has a name it is prolly OK, if it is from a ip address it needs to be checked.

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Post by Gasmann » Wed Apr 06, 2005 7:20 pm

It should generally be possible to limit editing of wiki pages to registered users, as it's done here.

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Wierd...

Post by Idamlaj » Wed Apr 06, 2005 7:45 pm

80.68.242.97 = redirect to https://control.hw.ru/cgi-bin/cph/index.pl
Moreover, the ip is static, so you can just block 80.68.242.97 by itself, solving the problem.

Just my thoughts,
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Post by Sami » Thu Apr 07, 2005 8:38 am

more pages vandalized :cry:

Suggestions:
- Request login for everyone who want to change something in wiki
- Give edit rights only for trusted people, everyone should ask for edit rights from the administrator of ROS wiki.

If someone vandalizes wiki after that, it should be easy to block him/her out and not giving edit rights for that person ever again. You should be able to check is the people trusted or not by just checking the persons posts to discussion groups.

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Post by w3seek » Thu Apr 07, 2005 10:31 am

Sami wrote:more pages vandalized :cry:
Some idiots definitely don't know what else to do with their spare time... Was it done by the same person?
Sami wrote:If someone vandalizes wiki after that, it should be easy to block him/her out and not giving edit rights for that person ever again. You should be able to check is the people trusted or not by just checking the persons posts to discussion groups.
That still won't for sure prevent such obfuscation. But it'd help a little, I agree. There's another possibility to make the 'wiki' SVN based, which means there are people who review changes and finally apply them. The disadvantage however is, that only certain people finally can make changes...

I'd vote for the requirement of a login, maybe we could combine this with the phpbb user management.

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Post by Dr. Fred » Thu Apr 07, 2005 10:35 am

His time the editing has been made by a spam bot (added links to viagra sites and co). Login would have prevented it.

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Post by Elledan » Thu Apr 07, 2005 11:26 am

Sami wrote:more pages vandalized :cry:

Suggestions:
- Request login for everyone who want to change something in wiki
- Give edit rights only for trusted people, everyone should ask for edit rights from the administrator of ROS wiki.

If someone vandalizes wiki after that, it should be easy to block him/her out and not giving edit rights for that person ever again. You should be able to check is the people trusted or not by just checking the persons posts to discussion groups.
Hear, hear.

It's not like it's a requirement that the Wiki can be edited anonymously. Integrity of the information on it is the foremost priority.

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Post by Ground0 » Thu Apr 07, 2005 1:19 pm

ReactOS SVN ... Firefox... OpenOffice...

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Post by Meklort » Thu Apr 07, 2005 2:24 pm

I would require login. This wont restrict anyone, since anyone can create a username, but will prevent spambots, and other things.

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