On 5/24/05, Colm Buckley <colm at tuatha.org> wrote:
> > I appreciate what you're saying Colm, and I'm all for taking every
> > necessary measure to keep the spambots out.
>> Sure, whatever... I only have two concerns; "how much of *my* time
> is this going to take up", and "is this going to compromise the
> server". If you're happy with whatever overhead detecting and
> removing spam might require, and if you can provide reasonable
> guarantees that the system won't be vulnerable in general to abuse,
> then I'm happy to put up whatever you want.
I think both of those questions are directly related to how much
access you're willing to grant. If you grant me, Kevin, or anyone else
willing to do the backend-installation/configuration a user account,
with access to the scoil.linux.ie site, then the amount of time it
will take you will be minimal. If on the opposite end of the scale,
you want to personally approve/perform every single
site-administrative task, then it will take up a lot more of your
I don't think anyone will care more about the site being free of abuse
more than whoever invests time and effort into getting such a system
set up. If that's me then I'll invest whatever time is necessary to
maximise signal, and minimise noise, including the use of
captchas(with an email moderator alternative), blacklisting, and if it
proves necessary a content maturation period( a la debian testing - as
outlined by Niall).
> Colm Buckley / colm at tuatha.org / +353 87 2469146
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