[aur-general] Fighting spam on the AUR
archlinux at cryptocrack.de
Wed Mar 13 06:33:18 EDT 2013
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every comment and flag out of date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.
* Allow package maintainers to block the "Flag package out-of-date"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cripple the "out-of-date" function.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
* 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!
Comments and suggestions welcome! We need to find a proper solution as
soon as possible!
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