[aur-general] User ban request --- can I get a response, please?

Allen Li cyberdupo56 at gmail.com
Wed Mar 6 01:16:01 EST 2013

On Tue, Mar 05, 2013 at 11:30:05PM -0500, Limao Luo wrote:
>On 03/05/2013 11:21 PM, William Giokas wrote:
>>Captchas, man. Captchas. I know it will very very slightly inconvenience
>>some people that have to flag a few packages out of date at a time, but
>>really, it would only save us from crap like this.
>Yeah, they mentioned that in the aur-dev conversation, among other
>ideas like IP blocking (which actually sounds good, except more than
>one person can have an IP, so I don't know how much that would work,
>unless there is some timeout period or something for the block) and
>repeatedly doubling intervals after successive flags that time out
>after an hour (which, while annoying, doesn't seem like an enough of
>a deterrent, but I could be wrong).
>Well, not much to do except wait it out, I guess. I just can't
>remember which packages I have to update now.

Instead of captchas for flagging packages, do we have captchas for
creating new accounts already?  That seems more sensible.  Also, perhaps
blocking new accounts using disposable emails, at least temporarily?

Allen Li

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