You just have to ‘love’ wikis…

(I’m kidding)

Wikis seem to be nothing but free space for spammers… yes, yes… I know.. they have good aspects, but it seems whenever I get a link to a wiki, the odds I’m going to see what I expected are very low (and the odds of seeing farm animals in disturbing poses is high).

Today I decided to click on a link to see screenshots of GTK#, the UI engine in Mono, and they decided to post these shots onto a Wiki. No idea why they would do that, they certainly are capable of posting HTML to their own web sites, but whatever… I clicked on the link and spent a few minutes trying to figure out what the hell I was looking at. Turns out someone filled the page with link spam, deleting the content that was there. Looking back through the page history I was able to find the real content, but I also got to see that this was at least the 3rd or 4th time they had to restore their content after it had been destroyed by spammers.

Author: Duncan Mackenzie

I’m the Developer Lead for the Channel 9 team, formerly worked on MSDN as a developer, content strategist and author.

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