Tuesday, February 24, 2015

Wiki account

Could an admin create me a wiki account, please?

Also, please idle me for now. I might or might not come back later in the dynasty.

(I know this looks like a weird combination, but there’s a few dynastic histories that need fixing.)


Kevan: City he/him

24-02-2015 10:16:28 UTC

Done, and thanks in advance for history fixing, we’re lagging a bit on the historical records.

I’ll take a look at actually reopening public wiki signups behind some kind of hoop-jumping captcha this week.

Kevan: City he/him

24-02-2015 10:17:25 UTC

Quorum drops to 7.


24-02-2015 13:21:22 UTC

Note that I’m pretty sure there’s a spam firm going around getting a human to crack the CAPTCHAs, then sending in waves of bots behind that.

You can work around this by getting someone with shell-level access to the wiki to change the CAPTCHA every time spam turns up, but it’s annoying. (Also, in my administration of other wikis, I’ve discovered that there’s not much point in having any more than the one CAPTCHA question.)

Kevan: City he/him

24-02-2015 13:33:34 UTC

I’m going to try having QuestyCaptcha ask for a password which is displayed on an ExpressionEngine page that only approved and logged-in players can see.