[cgi-wiki-dev] Important development targets; spam defenses

Earle Martin openguides at downlode.org
Wed Apr 19 23:43:53 BST 2006

What would you nominate?

I'll start the ball rolling: I think we need a banned-content plugin.
Regular expressions (e.g. "cheap-viagra-levitra.com") could be added to a
list. This list would be checked against edit text before the node is
written. If a match is found, an "Edit Denied" error is shown. Optionally:
the IP address is also added to a banned IPs list that are not permitted to
edit. It would be fairly trivial to set up something that gets the big list
of http://www.communitywiki.org/cw/BannedContent on a nightly basis.

The need for this is clear, IMHO, given that OpenGuides sites are being
subjected to a barrage of spam at the moment which comes from a range of
different IPs every time - simple IP blocking will not defend us against

Thoughts? Other suggestions?

Earle Martin

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