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Re: MATLAB / Octave compatibility

From: Etienne Grossmann
Subject: Re: MATLAB / Octave compatibility
Date: Sat, 14 Jan 2006 07:22:00 -0500
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  Hi Bill,

On Sat, Jan 14, 2006 at 06:46:51AM -0500, Bill Denney wrote:
# On Sat, 14 Jan 2006, Etienne Grossmann wrote:
# >Quentin, I can add a class B IP, so that, as long as you connect to the
# >wiki thru the same provider, it should be ok.
# >
# >Bill, I've added a class B IP for you, could you check out that you
# >can edit?
# Thanks for the help.  I'm not sure what IP you used for me.  I just got 
# the message "Editing not allowed for / user, ip, or 
# network is blocked."

I added this IP (originally, I added what I think are
IPs). Does it work?

# Could it be made so that new users (who register automatically through the 
# website) are allowed onto help pages that may be blanked from time to 
# time (probably generally to categorize the content onto other pages)?

The point of non-automatic registration is to discourage spammers/defacers

# Also, I noticed that you had NOFOLLOW setup on all the pages.  With this, 
# I also think that the system is diminished because if I understand 
# correctly, google will not really index the site.  Perhaps an addition to 
# the above suggestion would be to have nofollow on the world(ish) editable 
# pages all add nofollow while other pages could be indexable.

I just learned about these tags, so my knowledge may be lacking.
Imho, we should have FOLLOW and INDEX, right, at least when a robot is
accessing the site. I'd say the wiki script's code, below, does just
that, but I may be wrong.

  if (($id eq $RCName) || (T($RCName) eq $id) || (T($id) eq $RCName))
    $html .= '<meta name="robots" content="INDEX,FOLLOW">';
  } elsif ($id eq '') {
    $html .= '<meta name="robots" content="NOINDEX,NOFOLLOW">';
  } else {
    $html .= '<meta name="robots" content="INDEX,NOFOLLOW">';

If I google OctaveForGNULinux CategoryInstall, the wiki's page is
pointed to, so it seems ok. Any input on this?

# Finally, there should be all kinds of rate limiters possible to limit the 
# number of comments per hour and per day per IP address.  That by itself 
# would protect from everything but bot nets.

Sure, if you're willing to set it up. I myself, unfortunately, have
very little availability for this, but it would be very welcome.

# My thoughts are:  how does wikipedia handle such things.  They allow bots, 
# but they don't seem to have a major problem with large scale 
# vandalization.

Good point, I don't know either.


# Bill
# -- 
# "The first and last thing required of genius is the love of truth."
#   -- Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

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