[Systems] pe.wiki cleanup

Walter Bender walter.bender at gmail.com
Sun Nov 25 21:02:07 EST 2012

Might be better to start from scratch.


On Sun, Nov 25, 2012 at 8:46 PM, Chris Leonard <cjlhomeaddress at gmail.com> wrote:
> On Sun, Nov 25, 2012 at 12:28 PM, Frederick Grose <fgrose at sugarlabs.org> wrote:
>> Starting a systems thread for this topic:
>> On Sun, Nov 25, 2012 at 12:24 AM, Chris Leonard <cjlhomeaddress at gmail.com>
>> wrote:
>>> I have prepared a series of chunk-sized wiki clean up tasks and I
>>> would like to ask you if you would please consider signing up as a GCI
>>> mentor and managing these tasks.
>>> http://pe.sugarlabs.org/go/Wiki_Clean_Up
>> I can mentor this task.
> Frederick, please sign up as a GCI mentor via the GCI site.  I can't
> add you as a mentor on the tasks  until you are registered.
> Luke Faraone has also volunteered to mentor these tasks (the overall
> clean-up is split into 20 tasks of about 200 pages each).  I will list
> you both once FGrose is registered on GCI.
>> These are some of my initial thoughts:
>> In addition to cleanup, we should install/activate the Bad Behavior
>> extention that we have on our main wiki,
>> http://wiki.sugarlabs.org/go/Special:Version, which seems to block this sort
>> of spam.
> That sounds good.  The clean-up only involves granting temporary wiki
> sysop to GCI participants.  On a wiki, even page deletes can be
> undone, so very little risk is involved.
> I'm not entirely inclined to open deep sysadmin tasks like adding
> extensions to GCI kids.
>> The number of proper pe.wiki pages may be significantly fewer than the
>> number of spam pages at this point.  The proper pages could be selected,
>> exported, and imported into a fresh, new page database.  That may be a
>> smaller and more instructive task.  (Sebastian, or someone familiar with the
>> pe.wiki would have to aid in identifying the proper pages.)
> I had originally asked Sebastian to take responsibility for creating
> the tasks (as stewardship of the .pe wiki he requested be created
> would seem to be his responsibility to manage), but he is travelling
> and I was unwilling to let the opportunity to recruit GCI help pass
> without action.
> I developed the clean up tasks in a manner that allowed for minimal
> administrative intervention and to be easily scored as completed.   I
> do not really care what color we paint this bikeshed, I just want the
> graffiti gone before someone slaps a condemned sticker on it as a
> haven for links to malware sites.
> Recreating the site from a whitelist might be an idea for later, but
> for now, the blacklist (to be deleted) tasks will help in revealing
> the few pages that are in active use, so I am inclined to move forward
> on them in any event.  We can always add more tasks later, but I'm not
> in a position to vouch for giving any GCI kid machine sysadmin-level
> access as some of these other approaches would require.
> cjl

Walter Bender
Sugar Labs

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