Coda File System

Re: gone ??

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Date: Fri, 31 Jan 2014 08:09:12 +0000
Hello Jan,

Nice to hear from you.

On Thu, Jan 30, 2014 at 02:42:26PM -0500, Jan Harkes wrote:
> > Anybody knows what happened to the contents of the wiki?
> No idea what happened to it, but the only activity for months was
> periodic attempts to add a bunch of spam to the wiki pages and me
> cleaning up and blocking the spam accounts. At some point I think they
> were timing the spam on my sleep schedule, and sometimes if I stayed up
> later than usual I was able to remove pages before they got picked up by
> various search engines.

Pity about you and thanks for taking care of it, the Wiki was a very
useful reference point.

> It disappeared somewhere late last summer, I guess whoever was running
> it (Gabriel Wicke?) looked at the history and decided that, for all
> intents and purposes, it was an abandoned wiki.

It was of course _not_ abandoned - even if one only would look at it being
tidy, thanks to you.

It was being used too. I did not check any access logs but at least I
know I was using it myself. It is also linked to from different places
(consider that intranets are not reflected by the search engines) and
I directed other people to it miltiple times.

We can only make guesses about Gabriels motivation as he did not
answer to my repeated attempts to contact him. I do not believe that
his decision to close the Wiki (one of apparently a bunch of other
wikis he hosted and now closed!) depended on our usage of it.

It looks rather like he simply does not (or can not) care any longer.

I have found a sufficiently fresh copy of the Wiki at and
am going to put the information back online. Allowing only edits via
Coda should make the spamming problem diminish I guess. The only people
needing the rights ought to be the ones present on this list for a long
time so I do not foresee any spam problems.

Until I am done would you "grey out" the wiki link on ?

Received on 2014-01-31 03:15:00