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This is the discussion page for the user [[User:Carl McBride |Carl McBride]]. To add a new 'comment' to this page simply click
 
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==VQWiki==
 
==VQWiki==
 
Hola Carl, it is good to get to know you.  I stumbled by chance on  
 
Hola Carl, it is good to get to know you.  I stumbled by chance on  
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:Will take another look in the near future... --[[User:Carl McBride | <b><FONT COLOR="#8B3A3A">Carl McBride</FONT></b>]] ([[User_talk:Carl_McBride |talk]]) 17:07, 13 July 2009 (CEST)
 
:Will take another look in the near future... --[[User:Carl McBride | <b><FONT COLOR="#8B3A3A">Carl McBride</FONT></b>]] ([[User_talk:Carl_McBride |talk]]) 17:07, 13 July 2009 (CEST)
 
== Spam ==
 
 
It's been a while since I visited these fine pages, and contributed a little bit. I have the feeling spamming is running rampart. Should we restrict contributions to only invited people? Any ideas? It seems as soon as you leave the garden unattended (e.g. vacations) bad weeds are going to sprout all over it! Best, --[[User:Dduque|Dduque]] 23:04, 23 May 2012 (CEST)
 
 
:Hi there Daniel. Spam, what can I say. Yes there is a lot of spam of late, but it is difficult to control. Most of the few contributions we get are from IP addresses (rather than logged in users) and I would like that option to remain open. From a look at the recent changes log, one can also see that the spammers have no problem opening accounts. SklogWiki has a CAPTCHA installed, but it seems that there is a small industry of "actual people" dedicated to solving them (see the very interesting paper: [http://cseweb.ucsd.edu/~klevchen/mlkmvs-usesec10.pdf M. Motoyama, K. Levchenko, C. Kanich, D. McCoy, G. M. Voelker, and S. Savage "Re: CAPTCHAs — Understanding CAPTCHA-Solving Services in an Economic Context" USENIX Security (2010)]). One CAPTCHA that did work rather well was the [http://www.mediawiki.org/wiki/Extension:VisualMathCaptcha VisualMathCaptcha] (maybe these spammers are not so good at arithmetic! je je!). But it seems only work for MediaWiki 1.11.x-1.16.0 (at the moment SklogWiki uses 1.18.1). On the other hand, at the moment almost all of the spam is dedicated to creating new pages, which does not corrupt the "core" content of SklogWiki, so to the casual visitor, these spam pages should not detract from the wiki (they only take up 15 minutes of my day, every day...). So, for the moment the only consolation is that perhaps SklogWiki is generating some small amount of wealth for somebody somewhere, which isn't all bad in this day and age! All the best, --[[User:Carl McBride | <b><FONT COLOR="#8B3A3A">Carl McBride</FONT></b>]] ([[User_talk:Carl_McBride |talk]]) 10:59, 24 May 2012 (CEST)
 
 
== Non-commercial ==
 
 
Hi Carl, I really like sklogwiki and plan to start contributing more to it.
 
 
One thing I did, however, was to link some of your pictures to wikipedia entries, but I got a complain that your pictures are "under NC or ND licenses (which) is not allowed on Commons". I was told by User:Turelio that "you might ask the author to release his work under a CC-BY oder CC-BY-SA license, which should be done either on the external source site or per a statement to permissions-commons@wikimedia.org". Is that something you could do?
 
 
Thanks a lot and cheers,
 
[[User:Pfd|Pfd]] ([[User talk:Pfd|talk]]) 13:34, 17 July 2014 (CEST)
 
 
[[User:Pfd|Pfd]] ([[User talk:Pfd|talk]]) 12:52, 17 July 2014 (CEST)
 
 
:Dear [[User:Pfd|Pfd]],
 
:As one can see from the footer of every page, SklogWiki uses the "Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike" (i.e. BY-NC-SA). I shall look into the Wikimedia Commons vs. non-commercial situation but, for the minute, I am inclined to maintain the non-commercial aspect of the license that SklogWiki uses.
 
 
: All the best, --[[User:Carl McBride | <b><FONT COLOR="#8B3A3A">Carl McBride</FONT></b>]] ([[User_talk:Carl_McBride |talk]]) 13:25, 17 July 2014 (CEST)
 
 
:PD On the [http://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/Commons:Licensing  Commons:Licensing] page they provide this, somewhat disingenuous, reasoning: [http://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/Commons:Licensing#mediaviewer/File:BD-propagande-2_en.jpg "This cartoon explains why Commons does not accept "noncommercial" licenses".]  (See also: [http://openglam.org/files/2013/01/iRights_CC-NC_Guide_English.pdf Paul Klimpel "Free Knowledge based on Creative Commons Licenses: Consequences, risks and side-effects of the license module "non-commercial use only – NC"])
 

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