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-===== Registration Required ===== +====== Registration Required ======
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-==== What is it? ====+
  
 This pattern refers to the common practice of requiring users to register to edit wiki pages, yet not tying the registration to any meaningful authenticator---just to a password. The result is a wiki that is vulnerable to vandalism and wiki spam, is vulnerable to identity spoofing and other things, yet requires users to create a password-protected identity for their first edit and to log on for subsequent edits. This pattern refers to the common practice of requiring users to register to edit wiki pages, yet not tying the registration to any meaningful authenticator---just to a password. The result is a wiki that is vulnerable to vandalism and wiki spam, is vulnerable to identity spoofing and other things, yet requires users to create a password-protected identity for their first edit and to log on for subsequent edits.
  
-==== How do I notice it? ====+===== How do I notice it? =====
  
   * You have trouble with wiki spammers, in spite of registration.   * You have trouble with wiki spammers, in spite of registration.
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   * You don't get many drive-by contributions.   * You don't get many drive-by contributions.
  
-==== How do I fix it? ====+===== How do I fix it? =====
  
 One way is to adopt an Open-Edit policy, allowing anybody to edit the wiki without registering, and employing alternative effective measures to combat spam. One way is to adopt an Open-Edit policy, allowing anybody to edit the wiki without registering, and employing alternative effective measures to combat spam.
  
-Another is to use a [[Clean+Permissions|Clean Permissions]] scheme, such as [[Permission+Granted|Permission Granted]] or [[Community+Write|Community Write]]+Another is to use a [[Clean Permissions]] scheme, such as [[Permission Granted]] or [[Community Write]]
  
 Another is to provide an incentive for registering, such as a personal profile space, which gives a person space on the wiki to tell about her/himself, and allows them more flexibility in using the wiki than just contributing to the community space. Another is to provide an incentive for registering, such as a personal profile space, which gives a person space on the wiki to tell about her/himself, and allows them more flexibility in using the wiki than just contributing to the community space.
  
-==== Related Patterns ====+===== Related Patterns =====
  
-  * [[Clean+Permissions|Clean Permissions]] +  * [[Clean Permissions]] 
-  * [[Permission+Granted|Permission Granted]] +  * [[Permission Granted]] 
-  * [[Community+Write|Community Write]]+  * [[Community Write]]
  
-==== Further Reading ====+===== Further Reading =====
  
  
  
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 +classification.type  : Anti-Pattern
 +classification.focus : Adoption
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