[racket-dev] spam & planet bug reports

From: Robby Findler (robby at eecs.northwestern.edu)
Date: Sat Dec 18 17:29:04 EST 2010

[ If you know of bug reports that still exist in the system that have
links to some spammers site, please let me know the numbers and I'll
delete them. I tried to delete them all but probably missed some. ]

PLaneT bug reports now should be using recaptcha properly (it took me
about 7x longer than predicted, partly because I don't know python or
how trac is organized all that well and partly because the word
'recaptcha' has a 't' in it; about 1/2 and 1/2 for those two, um,

Please let me know if you see any problems.


PS: Sam, thanks. That makes a lot of sense. Made me go figure out how
to expunge the spam reports too!

On Sat, Dec 18, 2010 at 8:19 AM, Sam Tobin-Hochstadt <samth at ccs.neu.edu> wrote:
> On Sat, Dec 18, 2010 at 9:02 AM, Robby Findler
> <robby at eecs.northwestern.edu> wrote:
>> So I'm guessing that this means that they are serious about spamming
>> planet (why?!).
> PLaneT is result #9 for google (w/ no cookies) for the word "planet".
> Thus I would guess that having links from there to your spam web page
> greatly increases its google rank, which is what the spammers are
> after. No one buys Cialis after seeing it on planet -- they want
> people who search for "buy cialis online" to find them.
> --
> sam th
> samth at ccs.neu.edu
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