[affs-project] wiki?

Alex Hudson home at alexhudson.com
Wed Aug 17 23:12:18 BST 2005

On Wed, 2023-08-17 at 23:50 +0100, Graham Seaman wrote:
> What did you think of the idea of limiting it to members?

I actually quite like the idea, but am not sure how to make it work. I
don't want to create another login for people. However, I think if
someone was able to provide the e-mail address of a member, that would
be enough for me to allow them to post (though not to cite them as the
owner of that address, obviously ;), although a lot of members have
affs-specific e-mail addresses, so I'm not sure if that's quite as easy
as I assume it ought to be.
The idea of a wiki is that it's pretty accessible; if we start requiring
a login, we may as well consider all sorts of other CMSs too, tbh.
> That involves some extra initial admin work, but should avoid the
> spam problem permanently.

Yeah. And, I would definitely see that as a worthwhile investment - the
website is a public face of AFFS, and I wouldn't want to see it defaced,
especially with spammers tending to offer cheap proprietary software
products these days ;)
> I haven't used doku, but according to it's own  comparison chart
> it has no access control. That might be a showstopper. 

http://wiki.splitbrain.org/wiki:acl - seems good enough; plenty of scope
for some configuration I think.
> I'd be inclined to go for one with a reasonable userbase and so regular
> security updates from debian or whatever is on the affs system. 

Yeah, it's debian, but still potato I think (though we're moving to
sarge when me & Adam have the time ;). 
But yeah, it would almost certainly have to be in the archive for us to
use it (though, we're happy to pin to packages I think).
Hm. It's probably still between Doku and Zwiki for me, I think.

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