Trac Spam


#1

Could someone with admin privs on the typo trac clean up some of the
comment
spam in the tickets? It’s getting pretty ugly in there…it may be
necessary to require to a logins to comment.


#2

I was checking the wiki today to see how many open tickets there are,
checking to see what current changes have gone through since I last
did a trunk jump … etc, etc. Preparing for the next jump basically

Anyway the spam is getting a bit ridiculous isn’t it? How are you
contributors managing to keep track of open tickets with all that
crap lying around? 305 tickets are hit just by one particular spammer:

http://www.typosphere.org/trac/search?ticket=on&q=77asian.com&page=1

With the wiki moving from Tobis site is somebody not able to keep a
check on this now?

Gary


#3

As a follow up to this I know there’s a bit of a debate around Trac
development itself regarding editing comments. You can’t currently
delete these spam comments unless you do it via the database.

http://projects.edgewall.com/trac/ticket/454

But is it not possible to enable the permissions element that
disallows anonymous editing of tickets? :

http://projects.edgewall.com/trac/ticket/1396

That was implemented in changeset 1516 for Trac

Just to be vindictive I also tracked down the host of those sites to
see if they would shut it down … we’ll see.

Jayzuz this is very much OT, but I can’t be the only one getting sick
of it.

Gary


#4

It would be nice if Trac could limit entries containing more than say 5
links…


#5

Trac spam sucks. Trac spam that re-opens closed tickets sucksreally,
really hard.

Scott
On 3/12/06, Steve L. removed_email_address@domain.invalid wrote:> It would be
nice if Trac could limit entries containing more than say 5> links…>>>
On 3/12/06, Gary S. <removed_email_address@domain.invalid > wrote:> > As a follow up
to this I know there’s a bit of a debate around Trac> > development
itself regarding editing comments. You can’t currently> > delete these
spam comments unless you do it via the database.> >> >
http://projects.edgewall.com/trac/ticket/454> >> > But is it not
possible to enable the permissions element that> > disallows anonymous
editing of tickets? :> >> >
http://projects.edgewall.com/trac/ticket/1396> >> > That was implemented
in changeset 1516 for Trac> >> > Just to be vindictive I also tracked
down the host of those sites to> > see if they would shut it down …
we’ll see.> >> > Jayzuz this is very much OT, but I can’t be the only
one getting sick> > of it.> >> > Gary> >> >> > On 12 Mar 2006, at 16:05,
Gary S. wrote:> >> > > I was checking the wiki today to!
see how many open tickets there> > > are, checking to see what current
changes have gone through since I> > > last did a trunk jump … etc,
etc. Preparing for the next jump> > > basically> > >> > > Anyway the
spam is getting a bit ridiculous isn’t it? How are you> > >
contributors managing to keep track of open tickets with all that> > >
crap lying around? 305 tickets are hit just by one particular> > >
spammer:> > >> > >>
http://www.typosphere.org/trac/search?ticket=on&q=77asian.com&page=1> >

With the wiki moving from Tobis site is somebody not able to keep
a> > > check on this now?> > >> > > Gary> >> >
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#6

On 3/12/06, Gary S. removed_email_address@domain.invalid wrote:

That was implemented in changeset 1516 for Trac

Just to be vindictive I also tracked down the host of those sites to
see if they would shut it down … we’ll see.

Jayzuz this is very much OT, but I can’t be the only one getting sick
of it.

Gary

I don’t see how this is off topic - it directly effects the health of
typo and it reflects poorly if the change control system is flooded
with spam.