[aur-general] spam in out-of-date notifications for [community] packages

Evangelos Foutras foutrelis at gmail.com
Wed Sep 30 05:47:27 EDT 2009

Aaron Griffin wrote:
> On Tue, Sep 29, 2009 at 10:18 AM, Chris Brannon <cmbrannon79 at gmail.com> wrote:
>> It seems that someone is sending spam via out-of-date notifications
>> for packages in the official repos.
>> How do I clear the out-of-date flag on my packages these days?
>> I can't seem to be able to do that with the new interface.
> Yeah, this happens, and we haven't really found a good solution to
> this spam problem. I guess we could ban the IP address...
> If anyone has an idea to solve the spam issue that's not super
> intrusive, the code (archweb_pub) is publicly available :)

This is a technique I've read somewhere, though I've never tried it on a 
live site. Super unobtrusive and quite elegant. Should catch most bots too.
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