[racket-dev] spam & planet bug reports

From: Eli Barzilay (eli at barzilay.org)
Date: Sun Dec 19 11:00:09 EST 2010

Yesterday, Robby Findler wrote:
> Well, I changed the regexp for the planet bug reports to insist that
> there was a 'v' at the beginning and then dropped the regexp itself
> from the error and the spammers just figured it out.
> So I'm guessing that this means that they are serious about spamming
> planet (why?!).

I'm not sure that the "planet" keyword is what makes it attractive --
my guess would be some kind of dictionary attack.  Did you check the

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