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Re: W3C Spec Comments Form

From: Sam Ruby <rubys@intertwingly.net>
Date: Wed, 20 Oct 2010 15:52:50 -0400
Message-ID: <4CBF4892.4080805@intertwingly.net>
To: Maciej Stachowiak <mjs@apple.com>
CC: "Tab Atkins Jr." <jackalmage@gmail.com>, public-html@w3.org
On 10/20/2010 03:45 PM, Maciej Stachowiak wrote:
> On Oct 20, 2010, at 12:35 PM, Sam Ruby wrote:
>> On 10/20/2010 02:13 PM, 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?
>> I presume that you are referring to the WHATWG spec comments form? I.e., the one that appears at the bottom of
>>   http://www.whatwg.org/specs/web-apps/current-work/
>> But not here:
>>   http://dev.w3.org/html5/spec/Overview.html
> There's actually a new comment form in the Status of this Document section in the W3C copy. It's a different UI from the floating comment bar on the WHATWG copy. According to Tab, the W3C spec's form is producing a disproportionate amount of the spam bugs. Ian mentioned on IRC that the WHATWG comment form has more automated anti-spam measures, so that's one additional possibility. I also think moderating the comments before they turn into bugs is reasonable if automated measures prove to be insufficient.

Ah... I see it now.  I'm OK with removing that until we have an 
effective solution to the spam problem.

> Regards,
> Maciej

- Sam Ruby
Received on Wednesday, 20 October 2010 19:53:25 UTC

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