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Re: Spammers are now closing bugs

From: Glenn Morris
Subject: Re: Spammers are now closing bugs
Date: Mon, 20 Apr 2009 14:18:21 -0400
User-agent: Gnus (www.gnus.org), GNU Emacs (www.gnu.org/software/emacs/)

Stefan Monnier wrote:

> The incoming messages should be filtered the same way that messages to
> emacs-devel get filtered (i.e. they need to be moderated).

The moderation must already be being done, but at the wrong point.

gnu-emacs-bug is moderated (many thanks to those who do so), and
almost no spam gets through to the list. All the spam that gets sent
to the bug tracker gets passed on to the bug list, but does not appear
there, so people must be moderating it out. But at this stage, it's
already entered the tracker.

The moderation step should be shifted to be _before_ things reach the
tracker, rather than after. (Though this found no favour the last time
I suggested it;

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