IPB

Welcome Guest ( Log In | Register )

 
Reply to this topicStart new topic
> Can I update Sixth World Wiki?, Or is there a moratorium on putting new stuff in?
ggodo
post May 18 2011, 12:37 AM
Post #1


Moving Target
**

Group: Dumpshocked
Posts: 963
Joined: 15-February 11
From: Tir Tairngire
Member No.: 21,972



Looking over Sixth World Wiki I've noticed that the history seems to be stopping pre-crash2.0 for most things. Since I figure the folks who edit it hang out here I'd like to ask if this is intentional, or can I start updating things as I get bored?
Go to the top of the page
 
+Quote Post
Halflife
post May 18 2011, 12:41 AM
Post #2


Moving Target
**

Group: Members
Posts: 102
Joined: 26-April 11
Member No.: 28,868



I believe that the purpose of wikis is to edit them in a crowdsourced manner.

The more important thing being that the wiki is actually back. (If this is old news then I am silly)
Go to the top of the page
 
+Quote Post
ggodo
post May 18 2011, 01:24 AM
Post #3


Moving Target
**

Group: Dumpshocked
Posts: 963
Joined: 15-February 11
From: Tir Tairngire
Member No.: 21,972



The wiki being back up surprised me too, I was just wondering if there was some kind of protocol on these things.
Go to the top of the page
 
+Quote Post
MJBurrage
post May 18 2011, 02:05 AM
Post #4


Moving Target
**

Group: Dumpshocked
Posts: 748
Joined: 22-April 07
From: Vermont
Member No.: 11,507



The wiki was taken down because it was the target of more spam than Adam Jury could deal with in his spare time.

In response to a request from me, he put it back up (but locked) so that it can at least be used as a resource until the management situation is improved.
Go to the top of the page
 
+Quote Post
Halflife
post May 18 2011, 02:25 AM
Post #5


Moving Target
**

Group: Members
Posts: 102
Joined: 26-April 11
Member No.: 28,868



Oh, I had hope they managed to fix the spam issue. Thanks for getting it back up though, even if it is read-only, I really appreciate the resource.
Go to the top of the page
 
+Quote Post
Redjack
post May 18 2011, 02:56 PM
Post #6


Man Behind the Curtain
**********

Group: Admin
Posts: 14,871
Joined: 2-July 89
From: End of the Yellow-Brick Road
Member No.: 3



QUOTE (MJBurrage @ May 17 2011, 09:05 PM) *
In response to a request from me, he put it back up (but locked) so that it can at least be used as a resource until the management situation is improved.
Actually, I put it back online after based upon conversation in the Dumpshock News forum. No requests from you crossed my desk.

That said, yes spammers were overtaking the wiki. Future development of the wiki is under consideration as Adam is focused on Eclipse Phase and other projects these days.

-RJ
Go to the top of the page
 
+Quote Post
ggodo
post May 18 2011, 03:16 PM
Post #7


Moving Target
**

Group: Dumpshocked
Posts: 963
Joined: 15-February 11
From: Tir Tairngire
Member No.: 21,972



ok, I hadn't tried to edit it yet, I was wondering why it seemed so out of date.
Go to the top of the page
 
+Quote Post
CanRay
post May 18 2011, 03:27 PM
Post #8


Immortal Elf
**********

Group: Dumpshocked
Posts: 14,358
Joined: 2-December 07
From: Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada
Member No.: 14,465



Despite the risk of combining this with another thread that I just got Monitored on...

"THE ONLY GOOD SPAMMER IS A DEAD SPAMMER!" (IMG:style_emoticons/default/nyahnyah.gif)
Go to the top of the page
 
+Quote Post
Mardrax
post May 18 2011, 04:11 PM
Post #9


Running Target
***

Group: Members
Posts: 1,083
Joined: 13-December 10
From: Rotterdam, The Netherlands
Member No.: 19,228



QUOTE (CanRay @ May 18 2011, 05:27 PM) *
"THE ONLY GOOD SPAMMER IS A DEAD SPAMMER!" (IMG:style_emoticons/default/nyahnyah.gif)

So do you take wetwork?

Also, yay for the wiki being back up, and here's to hoping a solution will surface.
Go to the top of the page
 
+Quote Post
MJBurrage
post May 18 2011, 06:15 PM
Post #10


Moving Target
**

Group: Dumpshocked
Posts: 748
Joined: 22-April 07
From: Vermont
Member No.: 11,507



QUOTE (Redjack @ May 18 2011, 09:56 AM) *
Actually, I put it back online after based upon conversation in the Dumpshock News forum. No requests from you crossed my desk.

That said, yes spammers were overtaking the wiki. Future development of the wiki is under consideration as Adam is focused on Eclipse Phase and other projects these days.

-RJ

I guess we were all missing it equally. All I knew was that I asked Adam to put it back up (even if read only) and so it was less than two days later.

Would it be possible to allow only vetted users to edit files. That would let those of us that are willing to clean up files do so, while keeping out the spam.

If I knew anything about how wiki's run I would offer to do more than that, but I still have trouble trying to figure out things like conditional statements in infobox templates.
Go to the top of the page
 
+Quote Post
Mardrax
post May 18 2011, 06:41 PM
Post #11


Running Target
***

Group: Members
Posts: 1,083
Joined: 13-December 10
From: Rotterdam, The Netherlands
Member No.: 19,228



Shouldn't be that hard to disallow anonymous editing and have user registration include some sort of Captcha filter thingy, right?
Go to the top of the page
 
+Quote Post
Jhaiisiin
post May 18 2011, 07:06 PM
Post #12


Running Target
***

Group: Members
Posts: 1,416
Joined: 4-March 06
From: Albuquerque
Member No.: 8,334



Captcha is no longer a barrier, what with its algorithm being broken wide open a few months back.
Go to the top of the page
 
+Quote Post
Brazilian_Shinob...
post May 18 2011, 07:13 PM
Post #13


Shooting Target
****

Group: Dumpshocked
Posts: 1,989
Joined: 28-July 09
From: Somewhere along the brazilian coast
Member No.: 17,437



You could use one of those captchas where it shows an image and a bunch of puzzle pieces that you have to make it like the figure.
Other than that, one of my jobs is breaking captchas (IMG:style_emoticons/default/nyahnyah.gif)
Go to the top of the page
 
+Quote Post
BookWyrm
post May 18 2011, 07:46 PM
Post #14


Running Target
***

Group: Members
Posts: 1,379
Joined: 16-April 02
From: the LI shadows
Member No.: 2,607



Actually, the phrase should be:

The Only Good Spammer is one that's being publically flogged & paraded naked down every the street of his/her home-town, being pelted by rotten food while pulling a fully-loaded 18-wheeler car-hauler with the air-brakes locked.
Go to the top of the page
 
+Quote Post
shon
post May 18 2011, 07:47 PM
Post #15


Target
*

Group: Members
Posts: 41
Joined: 24-October 10
Member No.: 19,129



QUOTE
Captcha is no longer a barrier, what with its algorithm being broken wide open a few months back.


I like the captchas that ask you a human question like "what's the fifth letter of alphabet" or "how much is 2+2", that sort of thing. Beats deciphering distorted letters, which I get wrong like 9 times out of 10... And now I hear it's broken, so even a machine can do it better than me (no idea how they do that though...)

So have those other (like "normal human question") captchas I mentioned been broken too?

Other than that - it's great having the Wiki back! Thanks so much, even read only is of great help. But maybe actually having some yet-unbroken captchas would allow editing again? I guess if the whole Dumpshock puts their matrix-wise heads together we can come up with something to block the spammers, can't we?

p.s. after a second thought: could we do a "human question" captcha but with custom made questions? Like "what was the name of the late president-dragon, author of the known will" or "which are better - indirect or direct combat spells"? Okay maybe the last one raises some controversy but you get my drift. Wouldn't that be cool?
Go to the top of the page
 
+Quote Post
Redjack
post May 18 2011, 07:50 PM
Post #16


Man Behind the Curtain
**********

Group: Admin
Posts: 14,871
Joined: 2-July 89
From: End of the Yellow-Brick Road
Member No.: 3



QUOTE (MJBurrage @ May 18 2011, 01:15 PM) *
Would it be possible to allow only vetted users to edit files. That would let those of us that are willing to clean up files do so, while keeping out the spam.
This is currently under consideration.
Go to the top of the page
 
+Quote Post
Jhaiisiin
post May 19 2011, 01:01 AM
Post #17


Running Target
***

Group: Members
Posts: 1,416
Joined: 4-March 06
From: Albuquerque
Member No.: 8,334



From what little understanding I have of the situation, it's the encryption algorithm itself for captcha that was broken, which would theoretically render all forms useless. Admittedly, my knowledge is like tenth-hand and minor even at that, so I could very easily be wrong.
Go to the top of the page
 
+Quote Post
MJBurrage
post May 19 2011, 04:31 AM
Post #18


Moving Target
**

Group: Dumpshocked
Posts: 748
Joined: 22-April 07
From: Vermont
Member No.: 11,507



Little known piece of CAPTCHA trivia. The version where you are given two messed up words side-by-side, uses all of us to fill in for OCR in scans for projects like Google Books.

One of the words is the actual test, the other is a word that OCR could not recognize. Since we guess both, we are tested for the website, and we help the book scanners.
Go to the top of the page
 
+Quote Post

Reply to this topicStart new topic

 



RSS Lo-Fi Version Time is now: 12th July 2024 - 09:45 PM

Topps, Inc has sole ownership of the names, logo, artwork, marks, photographs, sounds, audio, video and/or any proprietary material used in connection with the game Shadowrun. Topps, Inc has granted permission to the Dumpshock Forums to use such names, logos, artwork, marks and/or any proprietary materials for promotional and informational purposes on its website but does not endorse, and is not affiliated with the Dumpshock Forums in any official capacity whatsoever.