[Tracker-discuss] [Pydotorg] Fwd: spamvertised content on bugs.python.org

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Tue May 15 15:13:37 CEST 2007


>>>>> "Martin" == Martin v Löwis <martin at v.loewis.de> writes:

    >> I guess I should have been more explicit.  The Apach authentication
    >> credentials would be given out to a much smaller group of people
    >> (basically just the people subscribed to tracker-discuss plus any
    >> other people who are helping debug bugs.python.org).  It would not be
    >> wide open the way it is now.  Once the spam submission problem is
    >> solved we can disable the Apache authentication.

    Martin> Ah, ok. That should not be done. We should not wait for the
    Martin> tracker to become life until a permanent solution to the spam
    Martin> has been found - or else we may not be able to switch to roundup
    Martin> for several years.

I think it would still have some short-term value.  In the immediate term it
at least gives you the chance to a) clean up any current problems and b)
recruit a few extra volunteers to help police the site (hopefully separate
from the current maintenance crew who probably have enough work already).
Once that's done you can open it up again.

Skip


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