[Smaug] CMS strengths/weaknesses

Rick Moen rick at linuxmafia.com
Thu Nov 10 16:20:55 PST 2005

Quoting Anthony Ettinger (apwebdesign at yahoo.com):

> If there's an already written script we should add it
> to wiki (which one if we choose wiki probably has it
> already as an option). 


My own preference is to leave login enabled and required.  Again,
personal opinion, but:  Given that people can use (e.g.) their given
names for login and password, that "it's too much bother to login"
objection seems a bit weak.  It strikes me as meaning "wasn't going to
use the system, anyway".

The aim of authentication for wikis isn't really security, exactly; more
like basic accountability.  

I wouldn't even bother with Captcha (and related accessibility hurdles)
unless/until there's a bot problem.

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