[Debian-uk] registering on wiki.earth.li

Jonathan McDowell noodles at earth.li
Sat Aug 1 11:31:09 BST 2015

On Sat, Aug 01, 2015 at 11:19:22AM +0100, Manuel A. Fernandez Montecelo wrote:
> 2015-07-31 23:38 GMT+01:00 Peter Green <plugwash at debian.org>:
> > I just tried to register on wiki.earth.li so I could add myself to
> > http://wiki.earth.li/DebianParty2015 but it just says "Bored of spammers."
> > is there some trick? do I have to request an account from someone?
> > (and if so who?)
> I could not get myself registered either, when I tried a while ago, if
> somebody could add me it would be great.

I've come to the depressing conclusion that it's just not possible to
run a public access wiki these days; wiki.earth.li requires an email
confirmation to create and account, and even once you have one you
need added to the KnownGroup page to be able to actually edit anything.
That doesn't stop thousands of accounts being created - spammers are
obviously too stupid to realise they're not going to be able to do
anything once their registered.

That said I've opened up registrations again for the moment; anyone who
is already on the KnownGroup page can add you to it once you've created
an account. Asking on #debian-uk (OFTC) tends to be a quick way to find
someone to do this for you.


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