[aur-dev] Fighting spam on the AUR
danielwallace at gtmanfred.com
Mon Mar 18 13:33:54 EDT 2013
On Thu, Mar 14, 2013 at 10:33:39PM -0400, Dave Reisner wrote:
> On Wed, Mar 13, 2013 at 11:33:18AM +0100, Lukas Fleischer wrote:
> > Status quo:
> > 06:54 < gtmanfred> ok, it really is time for something else
> > 06:54 < gtmanfred> the spammer is now creating a new account for
> > every comment and flag out of date
> > The account suspension feature does not help here.
> > Options:
> > * Allow package maintainers to block the "Flag package out-of-date"
> > feature for a certain amount of time. Note that this might eventually
> > cripple the "out-of-date" function. Also, this does not work for
> > comments.
> > * Use CAPTCHAs during account registration. We could either use MAPTCHAs
> > ("What is 1 + 1?") or something like reCAPTCHA .
> > * Moderate new accounts. Might be a lot of work. We need some TUs that
> > review and unlock accounts. Also, it might be hard to distinguish a
> > spam bot from a regular user. If we require a short application text,
> > this might result in less users joining the AUR.
> > * Block IP addresses. Bye-bye, Tor users!
> Please just do this. We aren't dealing with some "spam epidemic" so much
> as we are dealing with a small number of bored idiots who are hiding
> behind Tor exit nodes.
> > Comments and suggestions welcome! We need to find a proper solution as
> > soon as possible!
> >  http://www.google.com/recaptcha
PLEASE DO THIS
now he is vote spamming
Archlinux Trusted User (gtmanfred)
Georgia Institute of Technology
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