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Re: [Libvir] Wiki Pages?



On Mon, Apr 07, 2008 at 03:35:51PM -0400, Daniel Veillard wrote:
> On Mon, Apr 07, 2008 at 05:38:48PM +0100, Richard W.M. Jones wrote:
> > On Mon, Apr 07, 2008 at 11:47:37AM -0400, Daniel Veillard wrote:
> > > My previous experience hosting a Wiki on xmlsoft.org (a.k.a. libvirt.org)
> > > has been rather painful, admitedly that was a few years ago ...
> > > I'm not sure what's the best way, hosting yet another wiki or reusing
> > > an existing one.
> > 
> > Wikis, as you point out, require active management.
> > 
> > I'm running several low-traffic OCaml wikis (might as well advertise
> > them: http://ocaml-tutorial.org/ and http://cocan.org/) with
> > reasonable success.  We require authenticated email addresses for all
> > editing, a diff of all edits are CC'd daily to subscribers, and we
> > have people who act as editors for particular pages / sections of the
> > wiki.
> > 
> > This has controlled spam reasonably successfully.  One Ubuntu
> > developer who shall remain nameless turned out to have a sideline in
> > blackhat "SEO" (wiki spamming) and actually signed up with his valid
> > email address to spam the wiki.  This was spotted almost instantly and
> > he was kicked off.  We had another case where someone signed up using
> > http://mailinator.com and set up a http://bugmenot.com account which
> > we also found quickly and eliminated.  The daily emailed diffs of the
> > whole wiki, plus the ability to roll back a day, basically make any
> > long-term wiki spam impossible to carry out (or so we think ...[1])
> > 
> > The benefits of all this management can be useful, user-driven
> > resources, and _if_ carefully structured and edited, this can be
> > better than Google + mailing lists or asking the same questions over
> > and over on IRC.
> 
> Well if you have maintainance experience, why not ... except libvirt.org
> is a RHEL-4 box, i.e. not the easiest for bleeding edge stuff.
> if you feel this is reasonnable, and won't waste too much time, I agree
> this can be really useful too, I'm fine with the idea.

FYI, the et.redhat.com  which hosts  virt-manager.org / ovirt.org /
freeipa.org is setup to provide Wikis - we can easily add a libvirt
mediawiki instance there if desired.


Dan.
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