Rails Wiki spam problem with solution

Okay, enough with spam already.

I wanted to clone Rails Wiki, but it doesn’t have this “export” feature.

Here’s my plan:

  1. Get an export of current Rails Wiki (with all revisions, so we can
    rollback).
  2. Install MediaWiki
  3. (the hardest part) convert all Rails Wiki pages to MediaWiki
  4. If necessary, redirect/replace wiki.rubyonrails.* to the new
    site/server/whatever

I’ll do all of the above steps if I can get access to Rails Wiki’s
current i2’s database.

wget/spider-ing the current wiki isn’t really a solution. But I’ll do
that if nobody helps me. But I hope somebody does.

Please, to the maintainer of the wiki, send me the wiki database or
give me some shell access to that server. Then rest assured, wait
several days or weeks. :slight_smile:

Thank you.


Hendy I.
Web: http://hendy.gauldong.net
Mobile: +62 856 24889899
Yahoo Messenger: ceefour666
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You’re kidding right?

What about the fact that Rails wiki is in Rails? I don’t see any way
how the community would allow a php wiki.

On Jan 26, 4:39 am, “Hendy I.” [email protected] wrote:

Okay, enough with spam already.

I wanted to clone Rails Wiki, but it doesn’t have this “export” feature.

Here’s my plan:

  1. Get an export of current Rails Wiki (with all revisions, so we can rollback).
  2. Install MediaWiki
  3. (the hardest part) convert all Rails Wiki pages to MediaWiki
  4. If necessary, redirect/replace wiki.rubyonrails.* to the new
    site/server/whatever

How does this solve the spam problem?

Chris

On Jan 25, 2007, at 11:39 PM, Hendy I. wrote:

  1. If necessary, redirect/replace wiki.rubyonrails.* to the new
    several days or weeks. :slight_smile:

Thank you.


Hendy I.
Web: http://hendy.gauldong.net
Mobile: +62 856 24889899
Yahoo Messenger: ceefour666
LinkedIn: http://www.linkedin.com/in/ceefour

It sounds like you should check out Jim W.'s RuseWiki
http://wikis.onestepback.org/Ruse

Not “public” yet, but it’s already being used.

-Rob

Rob B. http://agileconsultingllc.com
[email protected]

Hrm, interesting thought. I’m all for a better solution, whether using
rails or not. I think you should use the best tool for the job. As it
is right now, the wiki is pretty much unusable.

On 1/25/07, Hendy I. [email protected] wrote:

site/server/whatever

I’ll do all of the above steps if I can get access to Rails Wiki’s
current i2’s database.

wget/spider-ing the current wiki isn’t really a solution. But I’ll do
that if nobody helps me. But I hope somebody does.

Please, to the maintainer of the wiki, send me the wiki database or
give me some shell access to that server. Then rest assured, wait
several days or weeks. :slight_smile:

Why don’t you email some of the wiki folks, and attempt to work w/i
their process instead of starting your own? Besides, if you switch
wiki engines to something that doesn’t support textile, noone will
want to use it. The wiki syntax that stuff like wikipedia uses is
horrible.

Just search this list for “wiki spam” and I’m sure you’ll find the
folks who are working on things right now…

  • Rob

On 1/26/07, Rob S. [email protected] wrote:

  1. (the hardest part) convert all Rails Wiki pages to MediaWiki
    give me some shell access to that server. Then rest assured, wait
    several days or weeks. :slight_smile:

Why don’t you email some of the wiki folks, and attempt to work w/i
their process instead of starting your own? Besides, if you switch
wiki engines to something that doesn’t support textile, noone will
want to use it. The wiki syntax that stuff like wikipedia uses is
horrible.

Just search this list for “wiki spam” and I’m sure you’ll find the
folks who are working on things right now…

Alright… Alright… I’m stepping back.

Was just trying to help…

Thanks for all the suggestions. :slight_smile:


Hendy I.
Web: http://hendy.gauldong.net
Mobile: +62 856 24889899
Yahoo Messenger: ceefour666
LinkedIn: http://www.linkedin.com/in/ceefour

What about hooking in the Akismet filter into the current Wiki?
Mephisto uses it and it has been very effective for me at blocking
spam.

Michael
www.mslater.com

On 1/28/07, Michael S. [email protected] wrote:

What about hooking in the Akismet filter into the current Wiki?
Mephisto uses it and it has been very effective for me at blocking
spam.

That’s a great idea.

Although it requires some code.

And (unfortunately) it seems not everybody wants to code for the Rails
wiki (or even manage). (especially unpaid?)

Something relatively “trivial” that doesn’t require heavy
implementation of login system or anything is Captcha.

Using a Captcha library or the recently online captchator, I figured
out this would be one of the quickest, most effective ways as an
initial effort.

The real problem is… who’s the maintainer of the Rails wiki? It
doesn’t seem he’s here. Even if he’s here, where is he?

Michael
www.mslater.com


Hendy I.
Web: http://hendy.gauldong.net
Mobile: +62 856 24889899
Yahoo Messenger: ceefour666
LinkedIn: http://www.linkedin.com/in/ceefour

On 1/29/07, Hendy I. [email protected] wrote:

And (unfortunately) it seems not everybody wants to code for the Rails
doesn’t seem he’s here. Even if he’s here, where is he?
By the way, by I’m saying the above paragraphs… I’m also
volunteering myself to “fix” the Rails wiki had I had a (temporary)
shell account to the box.


Hendy I.
Web: http://hendy.gauldong.net
Mobile: +62 856 24889899
Yahoo Messenger: ceefour666
LinkedIn: http://www.linkedin.com/in/ceefour


Hendy I.
Web: http://hendy.gauldong.net
Mobile: +62 856 24889899
Yahoo Messenger: ceefour666
LinkedIn: http://www.linkedin.com/in/ceefour

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