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[Savannah-cvs] [SavaneTasks] (edit) notes about spam

From: Beuc
Subject: [Savannah-cvs] [SavaneTasks] (edit) notes about spam
Date: Tue, 01 Apr 2008 22:13:44 +0000


Savannah is getting more spam.

There are already mecanism to stop spam, based on so-called "IP blacklists", 
but they are not used at Savannah, people they are blocking people from login 
in, and black lists tend to be more and more "white lists" (that is, wide IP 
ranges are blacklisted and people need to do some work to get unlisted, which 
is essentially whitelisting).

Currently there's a simple "type 421" here box for anonymous posters, which 
seems to work well, but spammers now tend to create users accounts anyway.

It would be helpful to get tools to analyse incoming comments, and produce 
statistics about which tools are more efficient against spammers (post URL 
timeouts, URL blacklists, etc.). At the same time it would also be great to 
have efficient post-moderation tools, so remove all a user's comments at once, 
for instance. Efforts should be made so it doesn't turn into an efficient 
censorship tool... Currently here's something we can do manually::

 mysql> update task_history set spamscore='5' where mod_by='64322';
 mysql> update user set status='S' where user_id='64322';

An improved interface would show an overview all of a user's post 
(bug/task/etc. tracker items, forums/news comments), and offer to treat the 
account as a spammer's, similar to shown above.

[Note: the Emacs people are shamelessly setting up a separate debbugs instance, 
so this may not be urgent]


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