Re: A new graphic user interface

*To*: mathgroup at smc.vnet.net*Subject*: [mg111865] Re: A new graphic user interface*From*: "Ingolf Dahl" <ingolf.dahl at telia.com>*Date*: Mon, 16 Aug 2010 05:53:40 -0400 (EDT)

Interwoven answer below > -----Original Message----- > From: telefunkenvf14 [mailto:rgorka at gmail.com] > Sent: den 15 augusti 2010 13:38 > To: mathgroup at smc.vnet.net > Subject: [mg111848] Re: A new graphic user interface > 1. Wouldn't it be easy (or relatively easy) to add a captcha or math captcha to the site to make it harder for the spammers? I'm pretty sure there are several MediaWiki plugins for this. On the other hand, maybe the Wiki is on an older version of MediaWiki... Maybe the site already has something like this, no? The Mathematica-users wiki is written in Mathematica code, see http://www.wolfram.com/products/mathematica/usersanduses/barthelet.html . You can see the whole code here: http://www.mathematica-users.org/webMathematica/wiki/wiki.jsp?pageName=compl eteWiki. As I understand it, captchas catch robots, but these spammers probably are humans. Some human intervention seems necessary to me. I also think that it would be a good thing if someone checked the wiki code and suggested improvements. > 2. Is there a person to contact about contributing to the Wiki? (In terms of financing more bandwidth? Or, maybe WRI could help host it?) If you want to discuss the physical servers or software for the Wiki, I think you should contact Luc Barthelet. I do not want to publish his email address here, but I can forward letters if you send them to me. Or you might join the world of Tirnua, you might find him there, or in some popular social media. > 3. Mathematicacookbook.com also looks promising... (no estimate on the launch date.) Yes, it is very promising, it promises "Coming soon" all the time. Nice layout, but I see the content as more valuable than the layout, and it is not clear to me who should create the content. I think Sal Mangano could hide all dead captions, and not show them before there is content. When the site stops just promising and starts delivering, I will insert a link to it from the Mathematica-users wiki, if no one does that before me. > -RG Welcome to the big Mathematica party - we need someone to wash up the dishes. Ingolf Dahl