On Sat, 26 Jul 2003, Hunter Peress wrote:
was just vandalised.
If it is ok with some people, I think I should code a feature so that non-registered
users are not
allowed to delete anymore than 50 characters in a row. (as you just have found out, i
around with difflib.php in order to get some ideas for the difflib.py that i worked on,
so i could
do this quickly).
I believe 50 characters might even be too much.
Aahhhhh.... The worst proposal I have heared of changing the Wikicode. Some very
good contributors are non-registered users. Some others are registered, but have
browsers that tend to log them out regularly. It's happened to me that I found myself
logged out without realizing it, but I can just login again. However, if it happens
every session, I can very well imagine that one does not take the difficulty.
It will indeed stop people from removing large chunks of text at random, but it will
not stop them from writing "this sucks" or "and he was a gay pervert"
which are much more common and less likely to be caught.
I think the same should go for adding?
Fair enough. You set the record, you break it. So now if I am an anonymous user and
I happen to know something about (fill in a subject), I am not allowed to write it,
because what I write might also have been a few lines of nonsense or some obscenities?
Not to mention what it does for interlanguage links...
HOWEVER, seeing this warning might incurr more
aggressive behaviour on the whole.
What do you think?
I think that the ratio of stopped trolls to stopped decent users is too low to even
_consider_ this as an option.