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nickgammon

Try a message to webmaster@arduino.cc
Please post technical questions on the forum, not by personal message. Thanks!

More info: http://www.gammon.com.au/electronics


mastrolinux

Hi everyone,

if you need the password to change the content please write at webmaster@arduino.cc. Thanks for the hint about RSS. We are also looking at a captcha solution.


mastrolinux


pert

Wow! Thanks for such a fast response mastrolinux. I have subscribed to the All Recent Changes feed playground.arduino.cc/Site/AllRecentChanges?action=rss and it seems to work fine.

SurferTim

Insure you give yourself plenty of time to get a password for the playground. It takes at least a few days. I sent an email on the 6th. It is now the 10th, and I haven't received an answer yet.

mastrolinux

Hi SurferTim,

I am looking again at your email, cannot find it easily. Thinking about removing it this week since now we have RSS.

Thanks.

SurferTim

Hi SurferTim,

I am looking again at your email, cannot find it easily. Thinking about removing it this week since now we have RSS.

Thanks.
Removing what? You will have to explain what RSS has to do with me maintaining my wiki articles.
http://playground.arduino.cc/Code/WebClient
http://playground.arduino.cc/Code/WebServerST
http://playground.arduino.cc/Code/FTP
http://playground.arduino.cc/Code/Email
http://playground.arduino.cc/Code/Telnet

Do I need to send another password request email?

panther3001

I think what he's saying is he's going to remove the playground edit password, because now interested users (such as pert, based on his subscribing to the recent changes RSS feed) can more easily monitor and protect against spam by following RSS feeds to the playground. Interested public will now be the spam filters, because they can remove it as it shows up in their feeds. I think that's the idea. 
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panther3001

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Apr 13, 2015, 04:44 pm Last Edit: Apr 13, 2015, 04:45 pm by panther3001
Check here and you'll see that Pert went in and made like 100 edits to remove Spam: http://playground.arduino.cc/Site/AllRecentChanges
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mastrolinux

Indeed, we can remove password but I would like to have a real spam prevention and not just a spam removal (manual) because otherwise the effort will be huge.

We are open to suggestion. I asked for a captcha during signup of new users at our UX department. We do not have a ETA yet.

The other thing is probably simpler to do is to give access to user with a karma > x. Where x is a number you decide.


panther3001

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Apr 13, 2015, 06:13 pm Last Edit: Apr 13, 2015, 06:14 pm by panther3001
In that case someone please karma me. :) In 2 years and 1000 hrs of Arduino work, and thousands of downloads of my libraries, I've received 2 karma.
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panther3001

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Apr 13, 2015, 06:31 pm Last Edit: Apr 13, 2015, 06:32 pm by panther3001
mastrolinux, perhaps you can simply require a user to have an Arduino Forum user account and have karma>0 before they can edit the Playground. (I'm assuming karma starts at 0 right?). Then, allow *any* user to report someone for spam on the forum or playground via a spam button where they made edits. Users being accused of spam will then be deleted by admins if it is true.

....my fear would be making it too hard for people to access the playground to make additions. Even brand new beginnners with only hours of Arduino experience can make useful contributions to the Playground if they add a user page detailing their experience, for instance, to help other beginners, or by fixing formatting of poorly-formatted pages, etc, even if they don't have enough experience or knowledge yet to solve complicated problems or post libraries.
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SurferTim

It took a while for the coffee to kick in this morning. I understand now. :)

I don't mind the email for edit capability, but it would be more work for the admins.

The karma > 0 is next best thing. If a newbie posted here with a good idea for the playground, someone like me would give him/her a +1 on the karma for the good idea.

pert

Indeed, we can remove password but I would like to have a real spam prevention and not just a spam removal (manual) because otherwise the effort will be huge.
I think that the captcha system should be enough to stop most of the spam. At least worth a trial period to see what happens. I noticed a lot of the spam I removed was added a long time ago. pmWiki also allows blocklists that could help a lot as most of the spam has keywords. Ironically the password really slowed down the spam removal process because you have to enter it twice for every edit and the playground is incredibly slow to load pages.

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