[Mediawiki-l] How can I moderate who registers?

Tim Ware tim at hyperarts.com
Mon Oct 23 17:55:45 UTC 2006

On Oct 23, 2006, at 10:45 AM, Justin Morgan wrote:

>> That may not work. I want the site readable by all and editable by
>> registered users. So I guess I really can't moderate the
>> registrations without losing other functionality I need.
>> Tim
> New users can go into a group that has read, but not edit permission.
> You would then change their group membership to a group that can  
> edit as
> part of the registration process.  Adding some code to shoot off an
> email upon user creation shouldn't be too difficult.
> -Justin

My big worry is that, like with a forum, that spambots will register  
automatically and then totally screw up the wiki with spam. Is  
MediaWiki pretty immune to this, given that there's no way to  
moderate registrations? I just don't have the bandwidth to monitor  
the wiki 24/7. Thanks.


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