Website maintenance volunteers?

José Fonseca jrfonseca at
Fri Nov 30 04:02:53 PST 2007

On Thu, 29 Nov 2007 06:44:48 -0500, Zack Rusin wrote:

> On Wednesday 28 November 2007 04:25:40 pm Jeremy C. Reed wrote:
>> On Wed, 28 Nov 2007, Daniel Stone wrote:
>> > You're right that ikiwiki is a great option -- we just need someone
>> > to do it. :)
>> I will volunteer. I have an account on a freedesktop machine and could
>> install and set it all up in my own home directory if desired. I could
>> also spider all content and convert to different format if needed.
> <snip>
>> Please (anyone) expand on the above and add to it. What are your ideas
>> for the website?
> This sounds great!
> Any chance we could also do the transition on ? I've
> been fighting with spam on it for a little bit and even judging from
> it's clear that it's not
> productive at all. Anything that would help the spam situation there
> would be a blessing.
> Ideally content but not user accounts would be migrated (due to insane
> semantics of account removal in moinmoin there's hundredes of pure-spam
> accounts that I'd prefer would just disappear).

I also agree that spam on is getting out of hand. But 
if we're moving to a new engine, it should be one that prevents spam more 
efficiently, and ikiwiki it's still not there yet (

>From my POV, to prevent spam you need to have CAPTCHAS. Some CAPTCHAS 
might be difficult to read (I actually has issues with some color 
shades), but spam hurts much more my eyes :). can list all wikis that support CAPTCHAS (http:// WikiMedia has a CAPTCHA plugin. 
WikiMedia has also the advantage that its so commonplace that the syntax 
is familiar to most. (Although I agree PHP is not a nice language).

MoinMoin also seems to implement something like Captchas on version 1.6 . MoinMoin is in Python and is 
very easy to hack (the one on dri.f.o actually has some custom plugins). 
Also we do have all our content in MoinMoin.

What a about give MoinMoin 1.6 a try? I can volunteer to try that on 


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