[racket-dev] spam bug reports

From: Sam Tobin-Hochstadt (samth at ccs.neu.edu)
Date: Sat Aug 13 17:40:22 EDT 2011

On Sat, Aug 13, 2011 at 4:26 PM, Robby Findler
<robby at eecs.northwestern.edu> wrote:
> Well, someone has figured out how to defeat the recaptcha thingy and
> I'm now getting about (on average, ish) two spam bug reports per hour
> for the last several days (and a slower, but still annoying rate for
> several weeks before that).
> Any advice? (poking around the web suggests that captchas are
> basically useless nowadays anyways).

If it's spam that's inserting links, you might try rewriting the HTML
in bugs to use rel="nofollow" on all outbound links [1].

But sadly probably the only solution is requiring logins, either
through us or through someone else who validates that people are real.

[1] http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Nofollow

sam th
samth at ccs.neu.edu

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