> Wasn't there is
a captcha mechanism in place which prevents robots from
The webmaster said that the spam
not created by robots but real humans.
Cross project issues
Are restrictions on Bugzilla worse thanspam?
I agree with Mickael that the situation is not good
an open community. Manual moderation does not scale and it is an
wall for contributing.
Wasn't there is a captcha mechanism in place which
robots from registering accounts? Can we please prioritize the
get the account sign-up fixed so that only humans can sign up?
On 12 Nov 2016, at 17:49, Daniel Megert <daniel_megert@xxxxxxxxxx>
The spam wasted at least half an
of my time every day, so "NO", the spam must not come back. NO
If you feel good about the spam I suggest you sign up as
the new accounts.
project issues <cross-project-issues-dev@xxxxxxxxxxx>
Are restrictions on Bugzilla worse than spam?
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TL;DR: Bugzilla restrictions block new contributors - that's
A few weeks ago, because of a spam attack,
access to bugzilla
and ability to report bugs and comment on bugs for new members
New members now have to ask webmasters to be whilelisted and
interact with the community.
I've got some colleague who just registered and
contribute and totally failed at it. The message about asking
for whilelist wasn't visible enough apparently so they didn't
was necessary and just ended up with an account which seem
to them. So I had to forward messages in their name: https://bugs.eclipse.org/bugs/show_bug.cgi?id=506244#c19
Moreover, in that case, we're speaking about someone working
and is ready to contribute on week-ends, and I don't expect
to promptly react to whilelisting request on week-ends. So
even if the
user would have sent a mail, it could have requested days to
If I had not been there to assist my colleague in
contributing, he'd just
had given up. And I'm pretty sure that several other people
up contributing since the introduction of this "ask for
So IMO, the current state is by far worse than
It makes the community more difficult to join for new
subscribers and appear
more closed than it is. A lot of effort were done in the past
barriers" from users to contributors, and this Bugzilla thing
to the opposite direction.
Can we please have spam and new contributors again? And then
that have worked for other tools to avoid spam? I don't get
why bugs.eclipse.orgwould be the only service for which reCaptcha