[webkit-dev] SPAM on trac.webkit.org

Lucas Forschler lforschler at apple.com
Fri Apr 29 10:58:59 PDT 2016

> On Apr 29, 2016, at 9:25 AM, Carlos Alberto Lopez Perez <clopez at igalia.com> wrote:
> On 21/04/16 19:30, Lucas Forschler wrote:
>> Hello everyone,
>> I’d like to follow up on the current wiki situation.
>> In the past, any authenticated trac.webkit.org user was allowed to
>> modify or create wiki entries. However, with the recent spam
>> infiltration, this is no longer viable. To solve this, I’ve removed
>> WIKI_MODIFY and WIKI_CREATE permissions from the authenticated users
>> group. This seems to have eliminated spam from making it to the wiki
>> pages.
>> We currently have a ‘developer' group on trac, which contains all
>> members with svn committer privileges.  This group has WIKI_MODIFY
>> and WIKI_CREATE permissions. Using this mechanism means only users
>> with svn committer privileges are now allowed to create or modify
>> wiki entries. I am hoping this will be sufficient moving forward. I
>> do understand that there may be folks who contribute to WebKit, but
>> are not svn committers. If there is sufficient desire, I can
>> investigate another level of access.
>> Please let me know if you have any concerns.
>> thanks, Lucas
> I wonder if it would be possible to also allow contributors (as listed
> in the "Contributors" field of contributors.json) to edit the wiki?
> We have a need to allow WebKitGTK+ gardeners (some of them still not
> committers) to edit the WiKi.

This should be possible. Please file a bugzilla and I’ll investigate what it’s going to take to get this working.


> Thanks

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