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IBM-hosted wiki?

So what's the story behind this wiki vs. the IBM-hosted wiki? Will this wiki continue to live on? Will this wiki slowly crumble to the ground? Where should I invest future efforts?

I'm nervous about the IBM-hosted wiki; first, it uses inferior wiki software (I've really come to understand how great mediawiki is), and I'm also nervous about the type and style of editorial control that might be exercised there. (Actually, I applied for an ID there, and was turned down. Which irks me. Because I could probably get one, if I pursued the issue a bit harder. After all, I work at IBM, and am a Linux on Power developer.) Linas 16:23, 27 Apr 2006 (CEST)

The IBM-hosted Linux on POWER wiki is available to everyone. You mentioned above that you applied for an id and were turned down. What error message did you receive?

Not sure. I never received any confirmation that I could edit the site, and I am unable to login, as I don't have a password, and requesting a password reset doesn't work either. I assumed that there is some admin who is not authenticating me (presumably due to my contractor status in blue pages), and I can't figure out how to get in contact with the admin to escalate he isssue. I can try a third time, but I don't understand why the first two didn't work. Linas 20:28, 4 May 2006 (CEST)

Hi Linas, there was an issue with registering for a confluence id and also requesting a re-send of your password a few weeks ago. This issue has since been resolved. I had a quick look and it looks like you are registered for a confluence id. If you like I can have you password reset and emailed to the address that you listed when you registered or alternatively you can request that the system resent your password to you. If you have any suggestions for how to improve the registration process please let me know, I can be reached at or 312-529-1519. Sorry for the confusion. Nicolette.

Hello Linas, in my opinion both wikis will continue to exist. One possible distinction between them could be, to put information interesting for IBM system p5 customers in IBM hosted wiki and share general Linux on Power information in this one. We will try to reduce duplicated contents as soon as IBM wiki is indexed by search engines. We should also have links between the wikis instead of duplicating articles. This is of course not a final decision and open for discussion. This wiki is a community project and no one can completely control its development. (at least as long will host it). IBM hosted wiki at is also open for public, there are only some restrictions regarding file upload. If everything works as designed you only need a valid mail address to get an ID. At this wiki we have no registration at all, which also results in some negative side effects (deleting spam links every week). Tomas Baublys --Admin 20:15, 29 Apr 2006 (CEST)

Are you sure its open to the public? That was not the impresssion that I got, after going through the application process. Linas 20:28, 4 May 2006 (CEST)

Yes, the site is open to the public. We had a couple of issue with the registration process, and these issues have since been resolved. Thanks Nicolette.


I was wondering if I could get admin privleges on this site. I'm mostly interested in having single-click vandalism rollback. Linas 21:11, 15 May 2006 (CEST)

Thank You very much for your help! You should be able to rollback edits and block spammers now. --bautt 17:32, 18 May 2006 (CEST)

Fighting spam

"Mediawiki uses the rel=nofollow link attributes. This prevents google following any external links added by users, thereby making spamming pointless. Note that this does not prevent spam. Spammers generally don't notice the difference, and will abuse your wiki anyway, but it does mean that they don't actually benefit from it." From

Any ideas about fighting spam are welcome.. our spammers seem not to care about their work being useless. --bautt 08:13, 19 May 2006 (CEST)

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