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Wiki flightgear.

Postby spitfirebruce21 » Fri Apr 29, 2011 11:58 am

Hi i`m having trouble creating a account.
It says my ip is one of wiki flightgear and that i cant creat an account, can someone please help?
it says:
Login error
Your IP address is listed as an open proxy in the DNSBL used by wiki.flightgear.org. You cannot create an account (ip adress (dont want people to know this).)
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Re: Wiki flightgear.

Postby Gijs » Fri Apr 29, 2011 1:20 pm

This is a problem with our anti-spam block :(
I have ask the admin to open it up for you and others with dynamic-ips.
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Re: Wiki flightgear.

Postby 439Tiger » Fri Apr 29, 2011 3:01 pm

I had the same problem and I mentionned it to Gijs...But the funny thing is, that when I added a router to our home system, it changed my dynamic IP and not it works ??? :confused:
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Re: Wiki flightgear.

Postby skyop » Sat Apr 30, 2011 5:08 am

Gijs, if I may make some suggestions about the wiki:

  • First, remove all protection against external links. It's annoying, and I think it's the wrong area to protect. We should be focusing more on not allowing spambots to create accounts on the wiki in the first place.
  • Second, find a more creative way to stop spambot account creation. ReCaptcha is doing an ok job, but many bots still find their way past. Surely there's something else out there.

Just my $0.02. ;)
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Re: Wiki flightgear.

Postby spitfirebruce21 » Sat Apr 30, 2011 9:39 am

Its working now!
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Re: Wiki flightgear.

Postby Gijs » Sat Apr 30, 2011 12:48 pm

skyop wrote in Sat Apr 30, 2011 5:08 am:[*]First, remove all protection against external links.

What do you mean with this? We have many links to external website in the wiki, so I don't see the problem there... Do you mean you cannot add external links?
Second, find a more creative way to stop spambot account creation.

Agree.
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Re: Wiki flightgear.

Postby skyop » Sat Apr 30, 2011 5:39 pm

Oh, I meant the captchas you have to fill in when the wiki detects added external links in an edit.
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Re: Wiki flightgear.

Postby daklein » Fri May 20, 2011 3:33 am

Hi,

I have the same issue, says my ip is on the DNSBL, can't make a wiki account. I was going to change the link to the current stable release of OSG, now 2.8.4.

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Re: Wiki flightgear.

Postby Gijs » Fri May 20, 2011 11:03 am

Welcome

I will ask the admin to open it up for you.

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Re: Wiki flightgear.

Postby Gijs » Sun Jul 03, 2011 6:45 pm

Just a little update on the "open-proxy registration issue". It should be solved by now.
Please try to register if you were unable to do so before and let me know if it works (or not).
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Re: Wiki flightgear.

Postby Hooray » Mon Jul 04, 2011 10:32 am

skyop wrote in Sat Apr 30, 2011 5:08 am:Gijs, if I may make some suggestions about the wiki:

  • First, remove all protection against external links. It's annoying, and I think it's the wrong area to protect. We should be focusing more on not allowing spambots to create accounts on the wiki in the first place.
  • Second, find a more creative way to stop spambot account creation. ReCaptcha is doing an ok job, but many bots still find their way past. Surely there's something else out there.

Just my $0.02. ;)

Oh, I meant the captchas you have to fill in when the wiki detects added external links in an edit.


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Just recently, I have expressed the same concerns ... I also find it very annoying - and would find it very unfortunate if these pseudo-protection measures (that is what they are after all, because no automated piece of software is going to be stopped by this), would annoy even more regular FG users (or possibly future potential wiki contributors).

What I was suggesting is introducing some form of "trusted" group for people that are known not to be spam bots/spammers, i.e. because they participate in some way regularly in the FG community (such as the forum, mailing list etc).

Such people should not be subject to those protection mechanisms.
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Re: Wiki flightgear.

Postby daklein » Mon Jul 04, 2011 6:01 pm

Gijs wrote in Sun Jul 03, 2011 6:45 pm:Just a little update on the "open-proxy registration issue". It should be solved by now.
Please try to register if you were unable to do so before and let me know if it works (or not).


Thanks Gijs, that worked now, Dale
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