This is why we can’t have nice things
For the past 10 hours, the BuddyPress.org and bbPress.org codex sites have been the target of an automated spam attack, creating hundreds of pages, posts, and additional taxonomy terms.
This happened only because of our own wishes for our documentation sites to be an active and thriving representation of everything related to the software, and not because of any bugs or glitches in WordPress or on BuddyPress.org or bbPress.org.
We were automatically granting users the “Editor” role, so you would be able to modify pages. This has worked really well for us since 2009, but only because we’ve gotten lucky enough for no one to take advantage of the open access; until today.
In the very near future, we’ll be officially putting together a “Codex Team” of trusted and prolific contributors to grant codex access to basically anyone that asks for it. @netweb, @robin-w, and @mercime have already been doing this job for a long while, and we’ll bring a few others into the mix too.
Sorry about having to restrict a few things. We had a good run there, but now it’s time to tighten things up a bit and ensure a safe and cooperative environment for everyone.
Admin access to the codex will be turned off for a few days while we put together some guidelines and reinvent the codex access code.
If you’re interested in helping out around the codex more, drop a note here and someone will make sure you’re taken care of shortly.
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