real person believed to be a spambot

Ben Gamari ben at
Sun May 29 18:40:24 UTC 2016

Richard Eisenberg <eir at> writes:

> Hi devs,
> I'm forwarding the following from a friend (cc'd) who was unable to register for Trac. Can anyone help?
> ----
> Hi.  I tried to register with username "j6carey" and email "j6carey at" to report a bug in GHC 8.0.1, and the system says there's a 97% chance I'm a spammer.  It asked me a question first ("What does the G stand for in GHC?"), and I thought I answered correctly, in lowercase as requested, but it still rejected me, and now it won't even ask that question again (for the same browser, at least).
> Do you know what's going wrong?

Oh dear, it seems that our spam filter seems to be a bit overzealous.
Thanks for reporting this!

I've tried training your events as ham. Could you try again?


- Ben
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