[imc-korea] About the spam problem
giraffe at riseup.net
Fri Feb 25 14:17:08 PST 2011
What if we made a notice to e-mail us (imc at jinbo.net) the story they
want to publish? I've been visiting the website, trying to find some
news to read. But all I find is spam with the title "Struggle News #5"
or titles that they stole from old stories. There's so much spam that I
can't find one real story on the newswire. It does seem like a clever
computer program haha. They conquered Korea Indymedia thus far.
Seattle Indymedia disabled their open newswire to clean up spam and
renovate their whole website. But it seems to be working well:
Does anyone think that publicly posting an ID/password on the front page
could be a risk? I wonder if it could be. Putting the whole website in
jeopardy is something i wanna avoid for sure.
Another thing is that I've been studying up on drupal to make a website
for a music/film collective. So i might be able to make the korean imc
website (structually/aesthetically) better in the future after i learn
some neato tricks. I remember how excited i was to start up korea
indymedia. The beginning was beautiful.
On 02/24/2011 09:02 PM, Nicolas Rousseau wrote:
> would it be a solution to disable the open publishing but have a
> permanent notice on the front page that gives (human) readers an id
> and password (maybe with less priviledge than full administrator
> though) allowing them to publish?
> I think it would work well enough because I believe almost all the
> spam is automatically created by a hostile computer program, not
> someone who actually took the time to visit IMC site.
> I am not using much IMC regularly but it is very useful on some
> special occasions (like the G20 meeting in Seoul last fall) and I
> would like it to keep functionning for some sort of open publishing
> imc-korea mailing list
> imc-korea at lists.indymedia.org
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