Chuck Esterbrook <ChuckEsterbrook@...> wrote:
> >You can only do accounts with TWiki if you set up HTTP authentication,
> >which I don't think is worth it, since people wouldn't have access to
> >editing until I created an account for them. So everyone is just
> >Guest -- but you can sign it with your Wiki name (e.g.,
> Actually, I was gonna ask that you require people to have an account in
> order to edit. That increases accountability and quality and leaves a trail.
Well, there's already a trail since everything is versioned. Vandals
can't destroy anything, they can only disrupt and annoy.
If you sign your work, that increases accountability -- that someone
else can sign your name is actually something of a feature, since
anyone can move things from the archives into the Wiki and put the
right name on it, which isn't their own.
This requires the honesty of the people that use it, but the
experiences of other open Wikis suggests that people are much more
honest than is generally expected.
> I hear what you're saying about not wanting to manually intervene for
> account creation, however, you could whip up a CGI pretty quick that would
> make accounts with htpasswd. I've done it before and it was pretty easy,
> however, I have misplaced that code.
> Would you consider it?
Yeah, I suppose it would be pretty easy to find something to automate
that process. But my objection to authentication isn't really
technical, but more social.
> BTW Your current error is:
> Base64.pm: Can't locate MIME/Base64.pm in @INC
A missing module, I presume. I've installed the module, but I'm still
quite reluctant to require authentication.