On Mon, Nov 17, 2008 at 12:41 PM, Mohamed Magdy <mohamed.m.k(a)gmail.com> wrote:
We don't protect (or disable editing by IPs) *all*
the articles because
someone abused *some* of them and kept vandalizing.
IPs vandalizing don't take over your accounts and wreak havoc on the
sites. Java in Zip has that potential.
IPs vandalizing to not result in converting commons into a warez
repository will with illicitly copied games, system cracking tools,
and other undesirable content being distributed undetected for
months/years at a time. Zip in PDF and rar appended PDF have resulted
There is a transparency to Wiki which makes open wiki's viable.
Text-in-upload lacks that transparency and that leads to problems.
We need to strike a good balance. Unscrubbed PDF and ZIP uploads are
not an especially good balance.