[openstack-dev] Wiki

Sean Dague sean at dague.net
Wed May 11 18:01:37 UTC 2016

On 05/11/2016 01:51 PM, Jeremy Stanley wrote:
> On 2016-05-11 10:04:26 -0400 (-0400), Sean Dague wrote:
> [...]
>> Before deciding that it's unsurmountable, maybe giving delete
>> permissions to a larger set of contributors might be a good idea.
> [...]
> I have no objection to granting delete (on non-locked articles) to
> all users immediately if someone works out the necessary
> configuration change to put that into effect. I expect it was
> restricted by default to encourage people to instead annotate
> articles as deprecated or use the "move" feature to redirect them to
> more relevant ones. That said, I think we're at the point where we
> should start considering such important content as candidates to
> move elsewhere outside the wiki (especially any currently remaining
> locked articles).
>> I do realize running a public wiki is a PITA, especially at the
>> target level of openstack.org.
> [...]
> The thing which would most significantly reduce its attractiveness
> to spammers would be to stop having major search engines index the
> content on it. Somewhere they can publish content and have it
> immediately show up in search engine results is really _all_ they
> care about. Maybe a compromise is to say that the wiki is an okay
> place to publish things you don't need people to find through
> external search engines? Then we could quite easily open account
> creation back up with minimal risk and much lower moderator demand.

Well, part of the reason for the wiki over etherpads is that it is
findable in google. This has been especially important when the search
engine in mediawiki stops updating itself (which has happened often
enough that it's a non theoretical issue).


Sean Dague

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