[racket] planet bug reporting system: taken over by spam

From: Laurent (laurent.orseau at gmail.com)
Date: Sat Mar 16 10:04:08 EDT 2013

I don't how much of this is done right now, or is feasible, but just in
case here are some suggestions:
- Don't allow more than 5-10 bug reports in one hour from the same IP, with
possible ban (+ visual warning)
- Use something like SpamAssassin, tuned toward bug-reporting
- Restrict bug reporting to registered users only (but this is probably a
bad policy)
- Make the user pay $1 for each bug report (+ optionally introduce random
bugs in Racket), and pay me back 50% for the idea.


On Sat, Mar 16, 2013 at 2:39 PM, Robby Findler
<robby at eecs.northwestern.edu>wrote:

> Hi all: I'm sorry to say that I've just disabled planet's bug reporting
> system. Over the last 24 hours, we've gotten about 2,000 spam bug reports.
> (They are all gone now.)
> I'm also sorry to report that I deleted bug number 509 by accident (it was
> not spam).
> The bug report system was using recaptcha (still is there, actually if you
> want to see: http://planet.racket-lang.org/trac/newticket) but apparently
> that's now been broken.
> I'm not sure what's the right approach to take in fixing this, so if
> people have suggestions I'm all ears and motivated in a way that I wasn't
> last time this came up on the list.
> Robby
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