Hi, well I use TextCha for that. In http://moinmo.in/HelpOnTextChas there's the code that you have to add in the configuration file. But instead of making intuitive questions like in the help link, i just make one question, like this:

textchas_disabled_group = u"TrustedEditorGroup" # members of this don't get textchas
textchas = {
'en': { # silly english example textchas (do not use them!)
u"Enter the secret password": ur"YOURSECRETPASSWORD",

# ...
},
'de': { # some german textchas
u"Gib die ersten 9 Stellen von Pi ein.": ur"3\.14159265",
u"Was ist das Gegenteil von 'Tag'?": ur"nacht",

# ...
},
# you can add more languages if you like
}

This way only people (or only you) who knows the secret password can suscribe to your moinmoin.

There's something annoying about this that if TextCha is activated it will always be asking for the password, even for editing, so it would be useful to use the "textchas_disabled_group". Just add every user to the TrustedEditorGroup. For help on making groups just read: http://moinmo.in/MelitaMihaljevic/HelpOnGroups#Wiki_group_backend

Hope it helps.

2009/2/26 andy baxter <andy@earthsong.free-online.co.uk>
Hello,

Is there an easy way to set up moinmoin so that new users have to email
me to get a login rather than register themselves? I've set up a moin
wiki mainly for use as a quick and easy web publishing tool for stuff
I've written myself, and I'm thinking that this would be an easy way to
prevent it getting spammed while still allowing people I know or meet on
the net to make comments if they ask me first.

The only way I can think of doing it is to modify or delete the file
.../lib/python2.5/site-packages/MoinMoin/action/newaccount.py

But this seems a bit awkward and tricky so it would be good if there
were an easier way.

Thanks,

andy


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