User talk:Malvineous

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Hi! Thanks for the suggestion. I run a fairly large number of wikis (many for work) and have debated for a long time whether or not to do manual approvals. I generally have stayed on the side of "no" simply because I want to encourage people to create accounts and be able to edit and contribute immediately (or else they won't). That actually happened last month I think... Anyway, the best middle-ground solution I've found is to create topic-specific questions that get thrown in whenever account creation happens or editing and inserting a link. The questions are ones, in this case, that are easy for a HAM to answer but not so much for a non-HAM. Thus, it's a fairly low bar to get an account if you're a ham. That has generally been fairly successful, though I've had to change the questions once in a while after someone had obviously written them down and created lots of accounts. Anyway, there has been 3 spam accounts created in the last 30 days and that is not too bad. If it gets worse, maybe I'll do what you suggest. In the mean time, I think it's working "well enough" at the moment (though not ideal). Hardaker (talk) 05:57, 22 April 2013 (PDT)