Help needed with NZ food growing resource

There is a website, started a couple of years ago with COGS funding which promises t be a valuable resource for growing food in New Zealand. The trouble is, it appears to be abandoned, and is filling up with spam, particularly its glossary section.

It is designed as an open wiki, protected only by captchas. Since Ooooby has such a rich people/knowledge resource, I'd love to see people getting behind this site by

1) Editing spam entries in the glossary and replacing them with useful content.

2) Sharing your knowledge by expanding the existing plant articles

3) Extend the resource by adding articles on food plants which are missing.

An open wiki can thrive as long as it has sufficient users to quickly stamp out any misuse of the site.

Let's make the #1 go-to place for New Zealand gardeners.

Note: I am not affiliated with (If I was I could get admin rights and fix the problems!)

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Comment by Scott Brocas on September 26, 2013 at 9:10am

I know what you are are saying Megan. I do the same thing. And your right about giving credit where credit is due.

Comment by Megan on September 25, 2013 at 7:44pm
and the rest... I've deleted a few entries and after the 4th attempt usually quit in frustration - you have to give the spammers credit for persistence!
Comment by Richard Grevers on September 25, 2013 at 1:39pm

You mean their captcha codes? They are about the nastiest I've seen - sometimes takes me three attempts!

Comment by Scott Brocas on September 20, 2013 at 8:11pm

Well I would help if I could work their code out.

Comment by Scott Brocas on September 20, 2013 at 7:45pm

Hey Richard

Just jumped on and you're right it does look like a promising site.

I will try and get on there and help out with it. 

Thanks for bringing the site to our attention.

Cheers Scott

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