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Re: Account creation disabled on GCC Bugzilla
- From: Joel Sherrill <joel dot sherrill at oarcorp dot com>
- To: Jakub Jelinek <jakub at redhat dot com>,Frédéric Buclin <LpSolit at netscape dot net>
- Cc: GCC Mailing List <gcc at gcc dot gnu dot org>,"overseers at sourceware dot org" <overseers at sourceware dot org>
- Date: Mon, 1 Sep 2014 07:55:19 -0500
- Subject: Re: Account creation disabled on GCC Bugzilla
- Authentication-results: sourceware.org; auth=none
- References: <54044C0D dot 90205 at netscape dot net> <20140901111040 dot GO17454 at tucnak dot redhat dot com>
On September 1, 2014 6:10:40 AM CDT, Jakub Jelinek <email@example.com> wrote:
>On Mon, Sep 01, 2014 at 12:35:57PM +0200, FrÃdÃric Buclin wrote:
>> I again disabled account creation on GCC Bugzilla due to spammers
>> still very active. 117 user accounts have been created since
>> 102 have been identified as spammers and have been disabled. For the
>> remaining 15 accounts, I have no evidence that they are spammers. At
>> least one of these 15 accounts is valid, so I don't want to blindly
>> disable them all, see https://pastebin.mozilla.org/6263691 for the
>> of still enabled accounts.
>> 311 bugs have been created on GCC Bugzilla since yesterday. Only 2
>> valid bugs. The remaining 309 ones are all spam and have been moved
>> the 'spam' component and marked as INVALID.
>Thanks. Would e.g. captcha on account creation help?
Based on my experience with a musician fan site, the answer is no. We have a very stupid and obvious question that google does not give an answer for. That slows them down enormously.
Also there are some sites which list known spam my accounts. My wife uses a couple of them. I think one is stopforumspam.com. you may be able to automate checking for the account there. These are manually reported account by forum admins.