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Re: Account creation disabled on GCC Bugzilla

On September 1, 2014 6:10:40 AM CDT, Jakub Jelinek <> 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 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 you may be able to automate checking for the account there. These are manually reported account by forum admins.


>	Jakub

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