Oct 03 2009

debonaras demise?

Sadly it seems that the debonaras wiki is no more. Rod Whitby had done some excellent work in pulling together a site which consolidated useful information about low cost network storage devices (alternatives to the slug) which could be made to run Debian. Unfortunately the site was a continual target for wiki spam bots and malcontents and it obviously became high maintenance. About a year ago I corresponded with Rod about the spam activity after he introduced password controlled access to some of the main target pages. I even assisted in moderation and maintenance of the site for a while when it became clear that Rod was getting fed up of the work load for no obvious benefit. It now looks as if he has decided to let the domain lapse after all.

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