On Mon, Apr 26, 2010 at 5:31 AM, Jeroen Ruigrok van der Werven firstname.lastname@example.org wrote: ..
Be careful. Trackers are often hit by spam bots which change random form field values. I cannot from memory recall whether or not we had this issue on either the tracker tracker or Python's tracker.
I would think a comment area is a more attractive target for spam bots than "random form field values" such as "assignee" or "priority." (Note that assignee values that a default user can set may be limited to themselves and previous assignees. This will reasonably protect this field from abuse and allow better tracking of whose court the ball is in.)
Among the form fields, I would think "nosy" list would be targeted the most because it allows effectively turning the tracker into a mail relay, but I don't remember ever seeing it abused.
I also I don't remember ever seeing spam in the bugs.python.org comments which suggests that the subscription process weeds bots reasonably well.
+1 on giving dangerjim requested privileges and using his experience to review and change the default privileges.