[webkit-dev] Lots of spam on Bugzilla

Ryosuke Niwa rniwa at webkit.org
Tue Dec 4 16:45:31 PST 2018

On Tue, Dec 4, 2018 at 1:30 PM Alexey Proskuryakov <ap at webkit.org> wrote:

> 4 дек. 2018 г., в 11:21, Ryosuke Niwa <rniwa at webkit.org> написал(а):
> e.g.
> https://bugs.webkit.org/show_bug.cgi?id=168774
> Is there a way we can integrate CAPTCHA, etc... to prevent these spammers
> from getting Bugzilla account?
> We can integrate CAPTCHA, but based on how the spammers operate, it seems
> unlikely that it would help much. As far as we could find, other Bugzilla
> instances haven't solved this either.
> Many of the spam comments look like they were written by humans who
> skimmed the comments above, and there were a couple where the comments
> looked quite convincing at first glance. And the registration process
> includes sending a confirmation link to their e-mail account, which is
> Gmail most of the time. So it's already taking more dedication than passing
> a CAPTCHA would require.
> What I would want to know is what lures spammers to bugzilla. Perhaps we
> can find a way to decrease bugs.webkit.org page rank or whatever makes it
> a valuable target.

I see. Alternatively, is there a way you can make more of us be able to
moderate these spammers? I don't mind seeing them as much as if I could
mark them as spammers myself right away and hide their comments.

- R. Niwa
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