[aur-dev] cookies + suspended account

Alexander Griesbaum agrsbm at gmail.com
Thu Feb 28 18:30:30 EST 2013

On Tue, Feb 26, 2013 at 8:20 PM, Daniel Wallace <danielwallace at gtmanfred.com
> wrote:

> Hello,
> I have been having to deal with some idiot who is pissed off in the aur
> for some reason.  He keeps marking all my packages out of date.  And
> somehow he is able to continually do this even after I have suspended
> his account.  I am not sure if this is because of the cookie still
> working and him still being logged in.
> Would it be possible to add captchas to flag packages out of date, or to
> make it so that suspending an account kills the cookie?

Maybe I missed something...
I want to get back to the fact, that the user could flag packages after he
was suspended. In January, canyonknight committed a patch for this
specific problem[1]:
"A suspended user can stay in active sessions. Introduce new function
delete_user_sessions to remove all open sessions for a specific user.
Allows suspensions to take effect immediately."

I tested this locally and I can confirm that the suspended user was
immediately logged out. Maybe you should file a bug report and
we should do some tests here?

I don't like captchas. What if the time you have to wait between flagging
packages will be doubled from package to package? If you stop flagging
for one hour (or so), the timer will be resetted. Most of you may know
this from password fields. It prevents huge spamming and gets really
annoying when you want to flag many many packages. It shoudn't be
hard to wait a few seconds if you want to flag just a few.



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