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RE: W3C Spec Comments Form

From: John Foliot <jfoliot@stanford.edu>
Date: Wed, 20 Oct 2010 12:12:20 -0700 (PDT)
To: "'Tab Atkins Jr.'" <jackalmage@gmail.com>, <public-html@w3.org>
Message-ID: <01f501cb708a$b7ec1010$27c43030$@edu>
+1

JF


> -----Original Message-----
> From: public-html-request@w3.org [mailto:public-html-request@w3.org] On
> Behalf Of Tab Atkins Jr.
> Sent: Wednesday, October 20, 2010 11:14 AM
> To: public-html@w3.org
> Subject: W3C Spec Comments Form
> 
> 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_d
> esc_type=allwordssubstr&short_desc=&longdesc_type=substring&longdesc=Se
> ction:+http://www.whatwg.org/specs/web-apps/current-
> work/%23top&bug_file_loc_type=allwordssubstr&bug_file_loc=&status_white
> board_type=allwordssubstr&status_whiteboard=&keywords_type=allwords&key
> words=&bug_status=UNCONFIRMED&bug_status=NEW&bug_status=ASSIGNED&bug_st
> atus=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=&cmdtyp
> e=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 19:12:58 UTC

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