[TheThinkTank] Bike Collective Wiki is under attack and we need your help.

Michael Kirk michael.john.kirk at gmail.com
Mon Apr 25 11:54:39 PDT 2011

Unfortunately, Captcha, or any similarly themed 'human check', breaks
down when labor is so cheap in some parts of the world that it become
economical to pay human beings to type in captchas all day. :(

We have this on our internal wiki:

What?! You don't have an account!?
Don't worry! Any existing user can create an account for you.
Just ask them to log in and fill out [[this user registration form]]
for you. If you're shy, you can ask it at bicyclekitchen.com

This takes some of the burden off of the moderators, but might be
prohibitively non-inclusive for the think tank.


On Mon, Apr 25, 2011 at 11:18 AM, Jonathan Morrison
<jonathan.morrison at gmail.com> wrote:
> Rich Points at Community Cycles (Boulder, CO, USA) has complete control of
> the bikecollectives.org and bikebike.org domain names and hosting.  However,
> the wiki has been under serious attacks from spammers
> (http://www.bikecollectives.org/wiki/index.php?title=Special:RecentChanges&limit=500),
> so he needs your help to come up with solutions.  Specifically?
> We need a MediaWiki security solution that still keeps the wiki easy to
> contribute, but keeps most of the spammers at bay and doesn't burn out the
> moderators.  So far we have implemented ReCaptcha and email validation
> requirements on user creation, but it appears even those are being thwarted.
> Sincerely,
> Jonathan Morrison
> c: 801-688-0183
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