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

Maxime Gauduin alucryd at gmail.com
Wed Mar 6 03:58:58 EST 2013

On Wed, 2013-03-06 at 01:16 -0500, Allen Li wrote:
> 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some people that have to flag a few packages out of date at a time, but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

I'd prefer requesting a non-disposable mail address instead of adding
captchas. Then again, you can also create disposable gmail accounts...

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