[kde-community] Spam attack on wikis - comments needed!

Anne Wilson cannewilson at googlemail.com
Wed Jul 24 15:06:58 UTC 2013


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On 24/07/13 13:04, Luigi Toscano wrote:
> On Wednesday 24 of July 2013 12:42:53 Anne Wilson wrote:
>> One proposal is that we should require contributors to supply a 
>> valid email address when registering. We acknowledge that some 
>> people don't like to register email addresses where they may be 
>> found by others, but that is not an issue on the wikis.
>> 
>> If you register your email address on any of our wikis
>> 
>> * It is not visible to other users * Other contributors can
>> (though rarely do) contact you, but only through the wiki. They
>> do not see your address unless you choose to reply by email.
>> 
>> Now the questions:
>> 
>> What would be your concerns if we implemented this?
>> 
>> Would this stop you from registering as a contributor?
>> 
>> Please add any other relevant comments.
> 
> I'm an old time contributor (hi list! I'm mostly an Italian 
> translator), and I think that: - an email is the really minimum 
> amount of information required, also as point of contact and for 
> accountability. When we translate PO files, we always put an email 
> address. I was surprised (I discovered it during Akademy) that it
> was not required for wikis.
> 
> - why don't require identity registration? I understand that the
> idea is to lower the threshold for new contributors, but identity
> is used also for other services (and it will be used more and
> more), and on the other side the registration shows a bit of
> interest in the community.
> 
> PS. The email was sent also to kde-devel. Should I reply also
> there? Following a split discussion could be a bit complicated.
> 
Don't worry about that.  When I've gathered comments I'll summarise to
each of the three places I posted the message (just trying to make
sure I catch everyone who needs to know about it).

Anne
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