Re: How to avoid the TextCha on the Wiki /

On Mon, 2012-07-30 at 16:56 +0200, Olav Vitters wrote:
> To avoid needing to fill in that TextCha, make sure your wiki name is
> listed on the following page:
> Anyone on the page can add new people, so just ask someone on there to
> add you. I added a bunch of names to the initial page (from
> RecentChanges).
> In case you're are not listed the old rules still apply:
> When editing the wiki please do the following:
>   Fill in the word 'gnome' at the top of the page!
> This is called a TextCha and I added it to avoid all the spammers.
> Unfortunately the wiki doesn't authenticate any email addresses, so this
> crappy solution is the best I could figure out.
> If this stops the scripts, I'll work on relaxing the TextCha (allowing
> people to add themselves to a page to avoid the TextCha).

This is lossy. It's easy to miss the note about writing "gnome" in that
text box. And it's easy to miss the note that the edit wasn't saved
because you didn't write 'gnome'.

Even if you do notice it, going back doesn't always give you your edited
text. For whatever reason (on my Firefox on Ubuntu Precise), I get the
original unedited text when going back to the previous page.

It would maybe be safer if it just showed me the edit page again, with a
warning there.

Murray Cumming
murrayc murrayc com

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