Trac spam

Joachim Breitner mail at
Mon Jul 14 07:47:41 UTC 2014


Am Montag, den 14.07.2014, 09:43 +0200 schrieb Herbert Valerio Riedel:
> On 2014-07-14 at 09:34:07 +0200, Simon Peyton Jones wrote:
> > Is it possible to stop spam on GHC's Trac?
> A few days ago, bots/users registering via addresses managed
> to break the (rather simple) text-based algebraic captcha. I guess we
> need to up the game and maybe switch to a (simple) Haskell-themed
> captcha...  any suggestions of something easy to implement (in Python)?

So they start clicking links in registration mails? Sigh.

In my experience, a simple static question is sufficient, as these bot
don’t target our trac manually. Such as:

        GHC is a compiler for what language?


Joachim “nomeata” Breitner
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