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[aprssig] APRS Wiki vandalism

'Scott Miller' scott at opentrac.org
Thu Jul 5 19:16:55 UTC 2007


Wikis are great for factual information - radio pinouts, lists of GPS
capabilities, and that sort of thing.  Things can get a little tricky when
it's a more contentious subject, but they're still useful.  There's lots of
minor stuff that I don't get around to posting on my regular websites
because of the time and effort involved to go and publish it.  A wiki makes
that a lot easier, and allows people who wouldn't otherwise be publishing
content to contribute.

Scott
N1VG

> -----Original Message-----
> From: aprssig-bounces at lists.tapr.org 
> [mailto:aprssig-bounces at lists.tapr.org] On Behalf Of Eric H 
> Christensen
> Sent: Thursday, July 05, 2007 11:57 AM
> To: russo at bogodyn.org; aprssig at lists.tapr.org
> Subject: Re: [aprssig] APRS Wiki vandalism
> 
> Bill,
> Actually a wiki is a GREAT way to get the information out 
> there to the masses.  Not all of us have the time to do what 
> Bob does with his web pages (I'm still trying to catch up to 
> him with documenting my ideas) but we should all be able to 
> help document APRS knowledge and one easy way to do that is 
> with a wiki.  
> 
> The problem is that not all wikis are the same.  Some have 
> additional security features in them that allow better 
> control over the content.  MediaWiki is an excellent example 
> of this.  Please don't just all wikis by what we have seen 
> with this one.
> 
> 73s,
> Eric W4OTN
> 
> 
> >Another reason NOT to use a Wiki to post information
> >or look for it.
> >
> >73
> >
> >Bill KA8VIT
> >
> >
> >
> >On Tue, May 01, 2007 at 05:29:40PM -0600, we recorded a 
> bogon-computron 
> >collision of the <russo at bogodyn.org> flavor, containing:
> >> > From: Tom Russo [mailto:russo at bogodyn.org]
> >> > To: aprssig at lists.tapr.org
> >> > Sent: Mon, 30 Apr 2007 13:23:23 -0700
> >> > Subject: [aprssig] APRS Wiki vandalism
> >> > 
> >> > The APRS wiki at http://info.aprs.net/ appears to have 
> been the victim of
> >> > some hit-and-run script vandalism on 19 April 2007.
> >
> >Today I discovered that just about every single page on the 
> APRS wiki at
> >info.aprs.net was trashed --- all replaced by link spam, all 
> real content
> >removed.
> >
> >I am in the process of trying to restore it, but I have to 
> conclude that
> >the wiki is in a terrible way and needs to be replaced by a 
> more secure,
> >less open version.
> >
> >Migrating to MediaWiki and locking it down so that sysops 
> have to approve
> >new users would be my change of choice.
> >
> >As it is, the wiki has pretty much been rendered useless, as 
> it requires 
> >manual
> >clean up every few days.  Today's vandalism is so severe 
> that it will take
> >a long time to fix.  They even trashed the "RecentChanges" 
> page that makes
> >clean-up easier (I've restored it).
> >
> >-
> >
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