Login problems with trac

Simon Marlow simonmarhaskell at gmail.com
Wed Apr 18 04:25:59 EDT 2007

Isaac Dupree wrote:

> Ian Lynagh wrote:
>> On Tue, Apr 03, 2007 at 03:13:50PM +0000, C Rodrigues wrote:
>>> The wiki has "edit" links if I login as guest, but not if I login as 
>>> heatsink.
>> Should be fixed now.
>>> Is that also because of the spam issue?
>> Yup; you weren't in the developer group, but you are now.
> It seems silly that one can report bugs as guest, but not through a user
> account (I guess it's just because of how the spammers operate).  Should
> other people like me ask to be added to the developer group? (username
> "Isaac Dupree"). For now I'll just report as guest.

It is silly, yes.  The spammers are clever enough to register accounts, but not 
clever enough to read our pages to find out the guest password.

Ideally we'd put a captcha-type thing on the register page, or even just a 
password you have to enter to register an account.  But that needs someone to 
hack the Trac account manager plugin, and we plan to upgrade to Trac 0.10 anyway 
so we don't want to put too much effort in here (although offers of help would 
be most welcome :-).


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