Getting started on AIM and Yahoo protocols

Ethan Blanton elb at
Wed Feb 6 19:02:06 EST 2008

Alan Humpherys spake unto us the following wisdom:
> By the way, I believe we need to do something to prevent spambots from  
> taking over the site.  We should either  disable account creation or  
> use some sort of a "captcha" on account creation or page submission to  
> slow down the spammers.

For the record, we have found that simply requiring an account has
been sufficient on several other wikis with which I am acquainted.


The laws that forbid the carrying of arms are laws [that have no remedy
for evils].  They disarm only those who are neither inclined nor
determined to commit crimes.
		-- Cesare Beccaria, "On Crimes and Punishments", 1764
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