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.

You just have to ‘love’ wikis…

One Response

  1. It’s a bummer, but that is the problem with “trust” based web apps, someone always abuses them…

    Sean Gephardt October 13, 2004 at 12:52 am #

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