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if you need a captcha, this system seems like a good idea, it uses ocr  books as captchas, so people spend time getting books digitized!
 
if you need a captcha, this system seems like a good idea, it uses ocr  books as captchas, so people spend time getting books digitized!
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== Research And Reverse Engineering ==
 
== Research And Reverse Engineering ==

Revision as of 13:27, 25 May 2007

Can we make some infos skeletons for the contributors and give links to the documentation of the wiki system and/or guide for how to write and which modification tags available?

Source List

http://www.digitalpreservation.gov/formats/fdd/browse_list.shtml

have you seen this site? not sure its useful, has some information. plus its .gov!

-Compn 22:17, 21 September 2006 (EDT)

I'm sure I blogged about that somewhere. If you can find a good place for it on the Wiki, be my guest. --Multimedia Mike 12:20, 22 September 2006 (EDT)

What about a section for image formats?--Dcsmith77 22:47, 4 October 2006 (EDT)

No objection, if you would like to take point on this. --Multimedia Mike 12:14, 5 October 2006 (EDT)

Vandalism

how about locking the front page from vandals? or from users who arent 24 hrs or so old? Compn 22:20, 25 November 2006 (EST)

Sounds like a great idea-- I just need to sit down with the MediaWiki documentation long enough to figure out how to do it. --Multimedia Mike 10:31, 26 November 2006 (EST)
Hmm, I somehow managed to fumble a rollback. I have marked the Main Page as protected. Only SysOps can edit it now. This should put a lid on spamming DonDiego 16:31, 27 November 2006 (EST)

So we've just suffered another wave of (bot?) attacks... Maybe we should disallow account creation or something like that? I mean require people to send a mail to the sysops to get an account.--DonDiego 07:03, 11 April 2007 (EDT)

Hmm, how about mailback activation or 1 day delay ? --Merbanan 08:00, 11 April 2007 (EDT)
Good ideas, all. Believe me, I've been trying to figure something out since this started yesterday. But MediaWiki is so poorly documented and hard to configure for these things. I'll keep investigating. --Multimedia Mike 10:16, 11 April 2007 (EDT)
Mike, since you claim to have a bit of PHP knowledge, just go ahead and modify the page for account creation. Add two checkboxes "I am not a spammer" and "My heart is pure" that need to be checked for the account to be created. Worked like a charm thwarting bots for a phpbb forum I installed. --DonDiego 10:53, 11 April 2007 (EDT)

I found some literature on preventing access. They had tips on enforcing email registration but that didn't work. I resorted to disabling new user registrations for the time being. Maybe when I upgrade to MediaWiki 1.9, there will be more sophisticated measures available. --Multimedia Mike 12:52, 11 April 2007 (EDT)


if you need a captcha, this system seems like a good idea, it uses ocr books as captchas, so people spend time getting books digitized! http://recaptcha.net/learnmore.html Compn 16:27, 25 May 2007 (EDT)

Research And Reverse Engineering

Today this reads "[i]One goal of the MultimediaWiki is to open up the field of multimedia technology to a wider audience of multimedia "hackers". Should it really say "hackers"? Should it not say 'open source programmers/developers' instead? I mean the word hacker is often refered to in the press as a person who breaks into other people computers for illegal or malicious purposes. --Gamester17 11:00, 29 Mars 2007 (GMT+1)

I don't think anybody here cares about what the general public associates with the word hacker. For the target audience the meaning should be clear. Plus, I don't think we should give in to the hijacking of the term hacker from its orginal meaning. --DonDiego 07:36, 29 March 2007 (EDT)
I agree with Diego. The term stays. --Multimedia Mike 15:25, 29 March 2007 (EDT)