What is Dronepedia
Welcome to Dronepedia: A place to compile knowledge on the design, building, and uses of civilian unmanned aerial vehicles. From simple RC gliders and indoor helicopter toys to sophisticated survey equipment, piloting vehicles without being in the cockpit has become a popular and inexpensive hobby as well as a rapidly growing professional field. As interest in this topic grows, participants have to quickly acquire knowledge of disparate topics like aerodynamics, airframe engineering, robotics, photography, and piloting via radio control, first-person video, & various autopilots. This site aims to consolidate the vast amounts of great research contained in flourishing communities of blogs and forums, in an easier-to-digest form.
just a idea --zach
Recaptcha doesn't seem to be working as I'd wanted it to, I'll have to tweak it later.
- wow, someone trolling here?
--Zach 22:16, 1 February 2011 (CST)
- No, just me on public wifi. Antispam appears to be an epic battle on an independent wiki. I've gotten three types so far which regularly get past the captcha - the occasional titlepage porn vandalism, and two subsets of random-word, random-wiki-link spam (associated with jobs and cars, respectively), which I assume was intended to boost a search engine ranking... before the rel=nofollow attribute fixed that, years ago. IPs are all over the place for these boxes, from China to Chile to Europe to the US. It's possible that this is expensive human spam, but I can't figure out what links are even being promoted, most are innocuous mediawiki results for the searchterm, but there is no eg car dealer, which is in every last car spam page. The spam accounts are created half a dozen a day, and go on to try to make 1 post (often from an IP on the other side of the globe from where they registered), then go inactive forever. Public proxies are now blocked, and that is another partial fix - several accounts were on proxy blacklists. Every similarly-named account that is successfully created and doesn't post is getting blocked by my filters. Squalish 23:05, 1 February 2011 (CST)
- I'm keeping the main page editable, but switching content over to Template:mainpage while semiprotecting Main Page to make it less tempting for vandals and bots. Squalish 23:08, 1 February 2011 (CST)
Zach or Squalish. Any chance you can send me a note at firstname.lastname@example.org (John Robb)? Would like to talk to you about combining efforts.