[Python-Dev] Summary of Tracker Issues

Terry Reedy tjreedy at udel.edu
Wed May 16 06:39:26 CEST 2007

"Georg Brandl" <g.brandl at gmx.net> wrote in message 
news:f2bnlr$b14$1 at sea.gmane.org...
| Terry Reedy schrieb:
| > How about asking a Python specific question, with answered filled in 
| > that multiple choice selected:  I would be willing to make up a bunch.

And I would spend longer than a couple of minutes at 3am to do so.

| There are two problems with this:
| * The set of questions is limited,

but unbounded.  I would aim for, say, 50 to start

| and bots can be programmed to know them all.

by hacking into the site?  or by repeated failed attempts?  Then someone 
has to answer the questions correctly to put the correct answers in.  A lot 
of work for very temporary access (a day?) to one site.

Then maybe I reword the questions or add new ones, so more programming is 

| * Even programmers might not immediately know an answer, and I can
| understand  them turning away on that occasion (take for example the 
| binding" term).

I would expect and want review by others, including non-American, 
non-native-English speakers to weed out unintended obscurities and 

| > | automatically creates throw-away e-mail accounts with a range of free
| > | web-mail providers for registration purposes.
| >
| > Either don't  accept registrations from such accounts (as other sites 
| > done), or require extra verification steps or require approval of the 
| > post.  How many current legitimate registered users use such?
| This is impossible to find out, I think, since SF.net does not publicly 
| real e-mail addresses, instead, each user has an alias 
username at sourceforge.net.

If the list of registrants we got from SF does not have real emails, we 
will need such to validate accounts on our tracker so *it* can send emails.


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