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Re: [GNOME Do] Website outdated and wiki spammed into the ground David Siegel Wed Feb 01 01:01:21 2012

Here's an article demonstrating many of these recommendations:  

http://datadesk.latimes.com/posts/2012/01/sphinx-on-github/

David  


On Monday, January 2, 2012 at 11:43 AM, David Siegel wrote:

> Oisín, thank you for taking this on.  
>  
> I receive a few emails per month about this issue, and although I don't see 
> it as my concern since I haven't been involved in the project for a few 
> years, I do have some recommendations:
>  
> * Move the project from Launchpad/Bazaar to GitHub/Git.
> * Move the entire website, including the wiki, under version control.
> * Create a Git-based workflow for contributing to and updating the website, 
> which reuses the same authentication and group permissions as the code host, 
> so that anyone can proposes merges for the website, and any contributor can 
> push updates to the live site.
>  
> As far as the Git-based workflow is concerned, I would recommend porting the 
> existing site to a static site generator such as Jekyll or Middleman. If the 
> new website were build with one of these static generators, and hosted on 
> GitHub, we could use GitHub's static website serving (GitHub Pages) to 
> automatically serve the site from the Git repo. This would naturally inherit 
> GitHub's team authentication, solve the spam problem, and give us a much more 
> robust way to make and publish changes.
>  
> David  
>  
> On Saturday, December 31, 2011 at 4:03 PM, Oisín Mac Fhearaí wrote:
>  
> > Hi all,
> >  
> > I went to the Do website on davebsd.com (http://davebsd.com) today to look 
> > for some basic
> > instructions on using Do. Eventually I found the instructions, but not
> > before being totally bombarded by spam. So I cleaned up a few of the
> > pages, reverting months of crud from spammers fighting each other.
> > Checking again about 8 hours later, there were already a bunch more
> > new pages created by spambots.
> > If nobody has time to install some kind of Captcha tool or something,
> > then maybe new page creation should be disabled, or even all edits to
> > the wiki other than by one or two admins?
> >  
> > Also it would be nice to update the version info - at the moment it
> > says the last release was in 2009, and the immediate impression the
> > site gives is that the project is dead, which it apparently is not! :)
> >  
> > p.s. Happy new year!
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