[webkit-dev] Direct line to WebKit admins: (was Re: Bugzilla spammer)

Lucas Forschler lforschler at apple.com
Tue Jan 24 13:49:08 PST 2017

Hello folks!

If you encounter any WebKit issues that need attention, please email admin at webkit.org <mailto:admin at webkit.org>. 

This would include things like spam, system reachability, service outages, etc. This is a direct line to folks who can prioritize fixing illness within the webkit.org <http://webkit.org/> infrastructure.


> On Jan 16, 2017, at 11:08 AM, Lucas Forschler <lforschler at apple.com> wrote:
> Thanks Michael.  I’ve disabled this account:
> The following changes have been made to the user account tinablackwood at outlook.com:
> 	• The user has been disabled.
> 	• The disable text has been modified.
>> On Jan 16, 2017, at 10:15 AM, Michael Catanzaro <mcatanzaro at igalia.com> wrote:
>> Hi,
>> We appear to have a Bugzilla spammer [1]. The user posts a link to an
>> unrelated website (I guess trying to improve SEO) and gave herself away
>> by asking a nonsensical question about the bug (a request for detailed
>> instructions on how to solve the bug when the bug was "add a comment").
>> In GNOME Bugzilla we have been getting spammers with some regularity;
>> the admins there lock or delete the accounts and remove all their
>> posts, and remind them that Bugzilla comments don't contribute to their
>> SEO. We might want to follow the same approach to discourage more such
>> comments if this becomes a bigger problem for us in the future. GNOME
>> also has a dumb keyword filter [2] that's fairly effective at stopping
>> specific spammers if any particular spammer is persistent enough to be
>> annoying.
>> Michael
>> [1] https://bugs.webkit.org/show_bug.cgi?id=162618#c4
>> [2] https://git.gnome.org/browse/bugzilla-gnome-org-customizations/tree/extensions/GNOME/Extension.pm?id=ed10237c723252eed886eb5a20467c932624be6d#n315
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