GHC Trac spam filter is rejecting new registrations
ben at smart-cactus.org
Sat Oct 15 15:38:10 UTC 2016
Robert Henderson <rob at robjhen.com> writes:
> I've been trying to register a new account on GHC Trac in order to
> submit a bug report, and I'm getting the following error:
> Submission rejected as potential spam
> SpamBayes determined spam probability of 90.82%
Oh dear, very sorry about that. I've adjusted the spam filter
configuration; can you try again?
> Could this be a bug or issue with a recent release of the Trac software?
> I've noticed people complaining about the same problem on other websites
> that use Trac, e.g.:
It's not a bug; it's just that spammers are quite good at emulating
humans and unfortunately Trac doesn't have very strong tools for
catching them. We use a Bayesian spam classifier to catch Trac spam, but
sadly it's imperfect.
Thanks for bringing up your issue!
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