[aur-general] We've got a spam issue in our AUR

gt notfoss at gmx.com
Tue Jul 14 18:16:47 UTC 2015

On 14 July 2015 18:54:11 GMT+05:30, Giancarlo Razzolini <grazzolini at gmail.com> wrote:
>Em 14-07-2015 07:01, Prakhar Singh escreveu:
>> You can also limit the number messages a person can post. And +1 for
>> moderation. Apart from spam, people start discussions, chats, etc in
>> comments. There is no way to stop that. And +1 for layered filters.
>> example, if two people tag each other repeatedly you can flag it as a
>> and so on.
>The complexity is increasing more and more as suggestions keep coming.
>don't want to call this a bike shed yet, but it surely seems to be
>to be one.


>First of all, this spam problem isn't (yet) a big issue. It might
>an issue, and it might not. If it does, then we could start from the 
>simplest solution, a simple spam filter and moderation by the 
>maintainer. Limiting messages should be discussed as a last resort,
>everything else didn't worked.
>Giancarlo Razzolini

Seriously, I fail to understand all these reddit like upvoting suggestions especially. People, AUR isn't reddit. Upvoting comments doesn't make sense as comments don't stay relevant/valid forever. Packages change over time and so do the comments around them.

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