Would be good IMO to link not only the accounts of the wiki with the forum as was suggested earlier, but to also link the Atari Legend accounts as well, would make it easier for me and give the Atari Passport feel to the account, perhaps I should find out how others feel about this by some sort of vote, or collation of mass-opinion thingy..... whats the word I am looking for?...
Whatever happens, just leaving the wiki "open for all" is asking for trouble.
So to summarise, these are the ideas put forward so far to combat spam in the wiki (in no order other than how much I like them ):
- Padlocking the "completed" topics i.e. topics that require no further input or editing, with the understanding that if the need arises the topic can be unlocked by the admin...
- Implementing a bot-proof registration system i.e. a random number image etc, I would add that E-Mail verification to a "proper" E-Mail address would also be a good idea.
- Integrating the user accounts of the forum with the wiki, it was suggested that this would be more effective if users have to register with the forum first to use the Wiki... .
- Having all entries and modification verified by someone before they are added to the wiki.
So any more ideas?
The problem I have with suggestion No.4 is that it would make adding things impossibly slow, for example, when I was doing walkthroughs from memory I was adding entries whilst playing the game and continually submitting / checking how it looked, I would have been buggered had I had to wait for someone to verify every entry...
So I don't think its a good idea but its an idea nontheless so I have added it to the list, and don't worry, I won't do any polls from this