gitlab spam

Ben Gamari ben at
Mon May 16 17:25:42 UTC 2022

Bryan and I discussed this in person but I'll repeat what I said there

In short, there are two kinds of spam:

 * user creation without the creation of any other content
 * spam content (primarily projects and snippets)

My sense is that the former has thusfar been harmless and consequently
we shouldn't worry lose any sleep over it. On the other hand, spam
content is quite problematic and we should strive to eliminate it.
Once every few months I take a bit of time and do some cleaning (with
some mechanical help [1]). It's also helpful when users use GitLab's
"Report Abuse" feature to flag spam accounts as these cases are very
easy to handle.


- Ben


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