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Re: Spam in the bug tracker

From: Stefan Monnier
Subject: Re: Spam in the bug tracker
Date: Fri, 08 May 2009 15:33:55 -0400
User-agent: Gnus/5.13 (Gnus v5.13) Emacs/23.0.92 (gnu/linux)

>> Would it be possible to limit the bug tracker to mailing list
>> subscribers? One can turn off receiving the list email in mailman, so
>> it shouldn't be too much to ask for of users to subscribe. They don't
>> need to get all that mail in their inboxes if they don't want to. Or
>> would this requirement be a problem for report-emacs-bug?
> Yes, it would be a problem for report-emacs-bug. We need to come up
> with a way to get rid of the spam before it hits the tracker without
> causing anyone too much work.

The solution is known, stop looking for it: the bug-reporting address
needs to be moderated.  As for the problem, it is that we have very
little control over emacsbugs.donarmstrong.com and over the email
processing at gnu.org, so any solution we come up with will currently
not be applicable.


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