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Re: Spammers are now closing bugs

From: Sven Joachim
Subject: Re: Spammers are now closing bugs
Date: Mon, 20 Apr 2009 20:30:13 +0200
User-agent: Gnus/5.13 (Gnus v5.13) Emacs/23.0.92 (gnu/linux)

On 2009-04-20 20:14 +0200, Glenn Morris wrote:

> Sven Joachim wrote:
>> 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.
> Oh, I see.
> Do they get the addresses from the bug web-pages?

I suspect so, although a few mailinglist archives may also have them.

> I can't think of a single reason to have unobscured email addresses
> visible on the bug web pages, as they are at present.

I concur, but for Debian the debbugs maintainers have always rejected
address obfuscation.  See http://bugs.debian.org/63995 and siblings.

> I see a spammer has just closed bug 1407 again.
> How annoying for the person who opened this bug.

He might not have the highest opinion of the Emacs bug tracker now, yes.


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