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From: Joshua Tobin <rjt@spheredev.net>
Subject: Re: The Quest for the new RogueBasin
Date: 2006-07-23 22:34:14
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Jeff Lait wrote:
> Slash wrote:
>> I think most of us agree roguebasin must be setup again and be supplied
>> with a caring admin crew; Björn and Yendor have offered hosting, and
>> Kornel has said he would support the technical side. I myself am also
>> willing to help in the setup technical side, migrate contents as I have
>> access to the database, as well as serve as admin if I am given the
>> access, we could even change the logo if we are lucky :p
>>
>> I think it would have been good to notify this to DarkGod, but he is
>> nowhere to be seen, and I hope he will be understanding this decision.
>>
>> So, how are we gonna do this? I think we must stick to mediawiki...
>> latter versions have antispam features if I recall well, and are
>> generally better than the one currently installed... if anybody has
>> another option that would be better, and could help in the setup,
>> opinions are welcome. We must take this decision to proceed with the
>> hosting and setup.
>
> I agree that the current situation of the roguebasin isn't tenable.
> The difficulty of new users being created has been a problem multiple
> times.

I don't have much experience with RogueBasin, so I don't know what
anti-spam measures were employed, but did anyone ever try a CAPTCHA?
Assuming that bots were the source of the spam problem, there is plenty
of CAPTCHA free CAPTCHA software available (I've had good experiences
with QuickCaptcha, and as it's written in PHP, it would be easy to
integrate into MediaWiki).

If the spammer wasn't a bot, then the only way to protect the wiki is
some kind of user validation process that makes creating accounts
arduous enough to dissuade spammers (but this is clearly less than ideal).

> All else being equal, I'd prefer the roguelikedevelopment.org domain
> over the newer roguelike.us merely because it has a longer history.

I agree, and the .org domain feels more professional.

Joshua

The Quest for the new RogueBasin 69 posts
..... Slash 2006-07-23 18:48:25 25
.......... Jeff Lait 2006-07-23 20:44:28 38
............... Yendor 2006-07-23 21:13:32 18
.................... Ido.Yehieli@gmail.com 2006-07-23 22:12:56 9
......................... Kornel Kisielewicz 2006-07-24 16:56:37 14
............... Joshua Tobin 2006-07-23 22:34:14 40
.................... Yendor 2006-07-23 23:18:24 13
......................... AngeloB 2006-07-24 21:09:38 18
.............................. Yendor 2006-07-24 23:00:36 6
................................... Yendor 2006-07-25 15:50:08 11
........................................ Slash 2006-07-25 16:23:44 21
............................................. Yendor 2006-07-25 16:49:09 32
.................... Martin Read 2006-07-23 23:15:21 15
.................... Jeff Lait 2006-07-24 04:19:45 35
......................... Joshua Tobin 2006-07-24 15:42:16 37
.............................. Chris Morris 2006-07-24 16:03:42 37
............... lochok 2006-07-24 09:37:04 23
.......... Kornel Kisielewicz 2006-07-24 09:48:09 17
.................... Kornel Kisielewicz 2006-07-24 16:53:10 24
......................... Slash 2006-07-24 17:58:16 53
.............................. konijn_ 2006-07-24 18:14:22 37
.............................. Joni =?ISO-8859-15?Q?Yrjänä?= 2006-07-24 20:26:52 15
................................... Yendor 2006-07-24 21:16:15 7
.............................. =?iso-8859-1?B?Qmr2cm4gQmVyZ3N0cvZt?= 2006-07-25 08:46:57 73
................................... =?iso-8859-1?B?Qmr2cm4gQmVyZ3N0cvZt?= 2006-07-25 22:38:29 84
........................................ Slash 2006-07-26 01:39:17 95
............................................. Antoine 2006-07-26 01:46:59 12
........................................ Radomir 'The Sheep' Dopieralski 2006-07-26 02:33:19 15
............................................. =?iso-8859-1?B?Qmr2cm4gQmVyZ3N0cvZt?= 2006-08-08 08:06:56 26
....................................................... Radomir 'The Sheep' Dopieralski 2006-08-08 09:37:41 29
............................................................ =?iso-8859-1?B?Qmr2cm4gQmVyZ3N0cvZt?= 2006-08-08 15:54:39 37
.................................................. Antoine 2006-08-08 09:17:36 20
.................................................. Slash 2006-08-08 15:38:29 37
.................................................. Kornel Kisielewicz 2006-08-08 17:09:20 22
................................... Kornel Kisielewicz 2006-07-27 17:27:04 20
.............................. Jeff Lait 2006-07-25 15:39:50 22
............... lochok 2006-07-24 10:32:25 19
............... Radomir 'The Sheep' Dopieralski 2006-07-25 02:37:37 30
.......... DarkGod 2006-07-25 14:41:05 22
............... =?iso-8859-1?B?Qmr2cm4gQmVyZ3N0cvZt?= 2006-07-25 22:44:24 35
.................... DarkGod 2006-07-26 10:32:39 24
......................... =?iso-8859-1?B?Qmr2cm4gQmVyZ3N0cvZt?= 2006-07-26 15:15:20 32
................................... =?iso-8859-1?B?Qmr2cm4gQmVyZ3N0cvZt?= 2006-08-03 07:49:41 44
........................................ Radomir 'The Sheep' Dopieralski 2006-08-03 09:22:16 17
........................................ DarkGod 2006-08-03 09:56:19 16
........................................ Gamer_2k4 2006-08-03 15:42:33 10
........................................ Slash 2006-08-03 15:57:48 33
............................................. Gamer_2k4 2006-08-03 18:16:26 9
.................................................. Ido.Yehieli@gmail.com 2006-08-03 18:22:12 8
.................................................. Radomir 'The Sheep' Dopieralski 2006-08-03 18:38:56 15
............................................................ Radomir 'The Sheep' Dopieralski 2006-08-03 19:40:22 29
................................................................. Antoine 2006-08-03 22:46:07 25
...................................................................... Michal Bielinski 2006-08-03 23:15:57 18
....................................................... Slash 2006-08-03 19:07:18 25
............................................................ R. Dan Henry 2006-08-04 22:40:18 23
............................................................ jude hungerford 2006-08-06 04:08:57 19
................................................................. Slash 2006-08-07 04:47:59 28
....................................................... Martin Read 2006-08-03 19:39:12 15
.................................................. David Damerell 2006-08-08 17:20:01 8
........................................ =?iso-8859-1?B?Qmr2cm4gQmVyZ3N0cvZt?= 2006-08-03 22:03:45 62
............................................. Timofei Shatrov 2006-08-03 22:22:40 23
.................................................. =?iso-8859-1?B?Qmr2cm4gQmVyZ3N0cvZt?= 2006-08-04 09:09:49 36
....................................................... Radomir 'The Sheep' Dopieralski 2006-08-04 20:22:49 23
............................................. Michal Bielinski 2006-08-03 23:10:17 17
.................................................. =?iso-8859-1?B?Qmr2cm4gQmVyZ3N0cvZt?= 2006-08-04 09:06:48 24
....................................................... DarkGod 2006-08-04 09:49:06 21
............................................. kalikiana 2006-08-04 05:06:40 3
.............................. DarkGod 2006-07-26 18:07:30 20
.............................. DarkGod 2006-07-30 13:05:29 34


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