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W3C Spec Comments Form

From: Tab Atkins Jr. <jackalmage@gmail.com>
Date: Wed, 20 Oct 2010 11:13:38 -0700
Message-ID: <AANLkTi=mNOwhLQj4cz98YuDSicqb4Jbf4H0gbHXFtXN1@mail.gmail.com>
To: public-html@w3.org
Could we either remove the W3C Spec comments form, or at least
specially flag anything submitted through it so that it requires some
degree of moderation before showing up in the bug tracker?  The bugs
created through it are overwhelmingly spam, as this bugzilla search
indicates:

http://www.w3.org/Bugs/Public/buglist.cgi?query_format=advanced&short_desc_type=allwordssubstr&short_desc=&longdesc_type=substring&longdesc=Section:+http://www.whatwg.org/specs/web-apps/current-work/%23top&bug_file_loc_type=allwordssubstr&bug_file_loc=&status_whiteboard_type=allwordssubstr&status_whiteboard=&keywords_type=allwords&keywords=&bug_status=UNCONFIRMED&bug_status=NEW&bug_status=ASSIGNED&bug_status=REOPENED&bug_status=RESOLVED&bug_status=VERIFIED&bug_status=CLOSED&emailtype1=substring&email1=&emailtype2=substring&email2=&bug_id_type=anyexact&bug_id=&votes=&chfieldfrom=&chfieldto=Now&chfieldvalue=&cmdtype=doit&order=Reuse+same+sort+as+last+time&field0-0-0=noop&type0-0-0=noop&value0-0-0=

(You can distinguish bugs submitted through the W3C spec form from
bugs submitted through the WHATWG spec form by the section - there is
no "top" section in the WHATWG spec, but the W3C spec form explicitly
sets the section to "top" in a hidden input.)

Out of the 30 bugs that show up in this search while I'm writing this
message, 24 of them are spam.  This form has only been active for
about a week, and constitutes the majority of the anon bugs submitted
during this time period.

While I love seeing all the new bugs as they come in, this is
sufficiently spammy (80% spam!) that it's counterproductive.

~TJ
Received on Wednesday, 20 October 2010 18:14:36 UTC

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