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Re: W3C Spec Comments Form

From: Maciej Stachowiak <mjs@apple.com>
Date: Mon, 25 Oct 2010 13:39:17 -0700
Cc: public-html@w3.org
Message-id: <8B75F4E0-18A0-4140-83E8-9BE2F99001BE@apple.com>
To: "Tab Atkins Jr." <jackalmage@gmail.com>

To follow up on this - Ian tells me that he has added improved automated spam protection to the form, and it looks like we haven't had blatant spam bugs since the 20th.

Regards,
Maciej

On Oct 20, 2010, at 11:13 AM, Tab Atkins Jr. wrote:

> 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
> 
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