Getting started on AIM and Yahoo protocols

Alan Humpherys alangh at
Sat Feb 9 19:13:07 EST 2008

On Feb 6, 2008, at 5:02 PM, Ethan Blanton wrote:

> 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.
> Ethan

We hosted a MediaWiki for Fire, and there were spambots which created  
accounts and posted messages to them.  I guess we were just lucky....  
(in a bad way)

- Alan

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