trac ticket spam

Claus Reinke claus.reinke at
Mon Jan 31 17:45:11 CET 2011

>> Is there any way to have a "moderate first comment by new submitter"
>> policy for trac, to avoid the kind of ticket spam we have at the moment?
>> They seem to have started commenting on existing tickets now (#4510),
>> which could turn into a real mess really quickly, if the currently known
>> spam accounts aren't blocked soon, btw.
> We've deleted all the spam tickets and ticket changes.  Ian blocked a 
> few IPs, and I've added some more patterns to the spam filter:


You've been using trac's spam filter for a while now, and 
these still got through. Also, I hadn't seen the commenting
and "make random changes to fields" aspect before - it
could be that someone is improving/testing trac spamming
tools (as trac is in wide-spread use).

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