|Title|Anti-Spam automatic graduation to TrustedEditor group
|Date|21-Oct-2006 13:04:23 EEST
|JSPWiki version|2.4.56
|[Idea Category]|FilterIdea
|[Idea Status]|NewIdea

JSPWiki is great, though I believe it's too easy to join and update. I am currently modifying my Wiki such that new users have to be validated before they get to modify the Wiki. 

The only validation I can currently manage is me manually entering new users into either a NewEditors group (having "comment") or a TrustedEditors group (having "edit"). 

I plan to upgrade with work I did previously having seen it almost every where else, ie. forced to enter a valid email, and then reply to an automated email, then automatically getting into the NewEditors group (ie. "comment" only). Entering a garbled code would also help. 

Sufficient accepted suitable comments then allow progression to the TrustedEditors group, this could also be automated.


(Without logging in I was able to create this page, and then edit it, see http://blog.gmane.org/gmane.comp.java.jspwiki.user ...)


Yes, this is by design.  Wikis are designed to make participation as easy as possible, and I don't think we have to sacrifice that by demanding that everyone registers.  But as an option, yes, something like this would be pretty cool.

-- JanneJalkanen