[Libvir] Wiki Pages?

Daniel Veillard veillard at redhat.com
Mon Apr 7 19:35:51 UTC 2008

On Mon, Apr 07, 2008 at 05:38:48PM +0100, Richard W.M. Jones wrote:
> On Mon, Apr 07, 2008 at 11:47:37AM -0400, Daniel Veillard wrote:
> > My previous experience hosting a Wiki on xmlsoft.org (a.k.a. libvirt.org)
> > has been rather painful, admitedly that was a few years ago ...
> > I'm not sure what's the best way, hosting yet another wiki or reusing
> > an existing one.
> Wikis, as you point out, require active management.
> I'm running several low-traffic OCaml wikis (might as well advertise
> them: http://ocaml-tutorial.org/ and http://cocan.org/) with
> reasonable success.  We require authenticated email addresses for all
> editing, a diff of all edits are CC'd daily to subscribers, and we
> have people who act as editors for particular pages / sections of the
> wiki.
> This has controlled spam reasonably successfully.  One Ubuntu
> developer who shall remain nameless turned out to have a sideline in
> blackhat "SEO" (wiki spamming) and actually signed up with his valid
> email address to spam the wiki.  This was spotted almost instantly and
> he was kicked off.  We had another case where someone signed up using
> http://mailinator.com and set up a http://bugmenot.com account which
> we also found quickly and eliminated.  The daily emailed diffs of the
> whole wiki, plus the ability to roll back a day, basically make any
> long-term wiki spam impossible to carry out (or so we think ...[1])
> The benefits of all this management can be useful, user-driven
> resources, and _if_ carefully structured and edited, this can be
> better than Google + mailing lists or asking the same questions over
> and over on IRC.

Well if you have maintainance experience, why not ... except libvirt.org
is a RHEL-4 box, i.e. not the easiest for bleeding edge stuff.
if you feel this is reasonnable, and won't waste too much time, I agree
this can be really useful too, I'm fine with the idea.


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