Today another funny guy decided to tamper with the Wiki (this time by
applying rot13 to a full page). Thankfully this doesn't happen often (I
recall only 3 times so far). Still, since I'm the only one monitoring
I'm afraid I could let attacks like pass though. I'm even more concerned
about minor edits which could change drastically the meaning of
sentences, leading users to do something unapproriate. (It may be a
remote possibility that sombody goes through that kind of work, but
still perfectly possible).
Therefore I'd like to have more eyeballs by directing the nightly diffs
emails to a mailing list. I was thinking of dri-patches, since it's just one
mail per day, usually 1-2Kb. Below is yesterday's email as an example.
Is it OK to send this to dri-patches?
----- Forwarded message from Jose Fonseca <jrfonseca@...> -----
> Date: Fri, 28 Nov 2003 04:02:13 -0800
> From: Jose Fonseca <jrfonseca@...>
> Subject: [Dri-wiki] Wiki Update
> To: jrfonseca@...
> diff -urN /tmp/wiki.BjnDI7/wiki/text/WikiWikiWeb /home/groups/d/dr/dri/wiki/text/WikiWikiWeb
> --- /tmp/wiki.BjnDI7/wiki/text/WikiWikiWeb 2003-11-01 15:58:10.000000000 -0800
> +++ /home/groups/d/dr/dri/wiki/text/WikiWikiWeb 2003-11-27 09:38:14.000000000 -0800
> @@ -1,9 +1,9 @@
> -The [wiki:Wiki:FrontPage first ever wiki site] was founded in 1994 as an automated supplement to the Wiki:PortlandPatternRepository. The site was immediately popular within the pattern community, largely due to the newness of the internet and a good slate of Wiki:InvitedAuthors. The site was, and remains, dedicated to Wiki:PeopleProjectsAndPatterns.
> +Gur [jvxv:Jvxv:SebagCntr svefg rire jvxv fvgr] jnf sbhaqrq va 1994 nf na nhgbzngrq fhccyrzrag gb gur Jvxv:CbegynaqCnggreaErcbfvgbel. Gur fvgr jnf vzzrqvngryl cbchyne jvguva gur cnggrea pbzzhavgl, ynetryl qhr gb gur arjarff bs gur vagrearg naq n tbbq fyngr bs Jvxv:VaivgrqNhgubef. Gur fvgr jnf, naq erznvaf, qrqvpngrq gb Jvxv:CrbcyrCebwrpgfNaqCnggreaf.
> -Wiki:WardCunnigham created the site and the WikiWikiWeb machinery that operates it. He chose wiki-wiki as an alliterative substitute for quick and thereby avoided naming this stuff quick-web. An early page, Wiki:WikiWikiHyperCard, traces wiki ideas back to a Wiki:HyperCard stack he wrote in the late 80's.
> +Jvxv:JneqPhaavtunz perngrq gur fvgr naq gur JvxvJvxvJro znpuvarel gung bcrengrf vg. Ur pubfr jvxv-jvxv nf na nyyvgrengvir fhofgvghgr sbe dhvpx naq gurerol nibvqrq anzvat guvf fghss dhvpx-jro. Na rneyl cntr, Jvxv:JvxvJvxvUlcrePneq, genprf jvxv vqrnf onpx gb n Jvxv:UlcrePneq fgnpx ur jebgr va gur yngr 80'f.
> -See also one of these links:
> - * http://www.c2.com/cgi/wiki or wiki:Wiki/FrontPage
> - * get some answers on the Wiki:WikiWikiWebFaq
> - * get to know more about the Wiki:WikiHistory
> - * [http://news.mpr.org/programs/futuretense/daily_rafiles/20011220.ram Ward Cunningham Radio Interview]
> +Frr nyfb bar bs gurfr yvaxf:
> + * uggc://jjj.p2.pbz/ptv/jvxv be jvxv:Jvxv/SebagCntr
> + * trg fbzr nafjref ba gur Jvxv:JvxvJvxvJroSnd
> + * trg gb xabj zber nobhg gur Jvxv:JvxvUvfgbel
> + * [uggc://arjf.zce.bet/cebtenzf/shghergrafr/qnvyl_ensvyrf/20011220.enz Jneq Phaavatunz Enqvb Vagreivrj]
----- End forwarded message -----