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Re: Spammers are now closing bugs

From: Sven Joachim
Subject: Re: Spammers are now closing bugs
Date: Sun, 19 Apr 2009 21:28:00 +0200
User-agent: Gnus/5.13 (Gnus v5.13) Emacs/23.0.92 (gnu/linux)

On 2009-04-19 21:20 +0200, Glenn Morris wrote:

> As far I am aware, this:
> http://emacsbugs.donarmstrong.com/cgi-bin/bugreport.cgi?msg=38;bug=1407
> is the first instance of spam closing a bug.

Note that this will only happen to bugs that had been closed (and
reopened) before, since this is necessary for the spammers to pick up
the nnnn-done address.  In Debian, this issue had been discussed many
times already, AFAICT without any solution.

> I have to say again that the state of the bug tracker with regards to
> spam accumulating in real bug reports is embarrassing.

I can only concur. :-(


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