[Tracker-discuss] [issue105] Dealing with spam

Martin v. Löwis metatracker at psf.upfronthosting.co.za
Thu May 17 09:25:57 CEST 2007


Martin v. Löwis added the comment:

I have now created another anti-spam feature: developers and coordinators will
find "Spammer" buttons on issues, messages, and files (for files, it's on the
"Edit" page).

This is implemented by:
1. creating a Spammer role
2. assigning the Spammer role to all reported spammers, 
   dropping their User role. As a consequence, they lose Web Access permission.
3. creating a 'Report spammer' permission.
4. assigning the Report spammer permission to developers and coordinators.
5. changing View and Edit permissions on issues to require that the issue is not
created by a spammer, for Anonymous, User, and Developer roles. As a
consequence, these three groups will not be able to see issues, messages, and
files created by a spammer. Coordinators continue to see them.
6. changing the UI to add "Spammer" buttons if the user has "Report spammer"
permission. These buttons invoke a "reportspam" action, which assigns the
spammer role.

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