They are having a massive problem with spam from spam bots. It is also
hitting Trac systems related to rails. I have seen estimates that put
comment spam on blogs at over 80% of comments. Every time I go to one
of these sites I must take time to roll back the spam pages. It drives
The wiki people are aware of the problem. The amount of spam could
easily be reduced by implementing a captcha system of some type (Q&A,
image, etc.) or a bayesian filter. I am unsure why they have not
implemented something. With all of the spam the wiki is of much less
value. Also, the spam is bad because Google will be searching garbage.
I suppose the wiki maintainers are too busy to address the problem.