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 +Depending on what a Wiki aims to achieve, there may be reasons why there is a requirement for registration. In Wikiproteins we want to register bio-medical scientific information. Original research is allowed and it is thereby less obvious what makes a genuine edit and a malicious edit. With bio-medical information you run the additional risk that people suffer needlessly as a consequence. To be willing to make use of the information and the opportunity we hope to provide the people who have worked with us are adamant that completely anonymous users will be a big hindrance in gaining trust for our Wiki.
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 +It is for reasons like this that you have to //really// think through what the reasons are for being less permissive then you would like to be. Patterns are often right, but you have to apply them in a context. The context may require a different pattern.
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 +Posted by Gerard Meijssen at Aug 31, 2007 06:48
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 +While registration can really diminish or kill any activity on a wiki, it can help to prevent malicious content on the site; this can be problematic for small wikis or small, upcoming ones. Remember that there are others who place copyrighted material on the wiki; no wiki owner would like to be in court because of copyright infringement. Registration can quickly stop any troller/ hacker and spammer from accomplishing his task. How? By simply banning them from the site.
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 +Oh! And did this pattern consider these:
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 +  - The web host's terms and conditions
 +  - The host's server configurations. Some require their clients to ensure that the scripts they use should be as restrictive as possible.
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 +Posted by paul kanui at Jul 17, 2009 04:19
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