[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.


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