[typo] Lots of spam up on Trac

Scott Laird scott at sigkill.org
Fri Sep 29 17:50:48 EDT 2006


Yeah, but Typo itself has *always* used nofollow for comments, yet
comment spammers have developed tools to spam Typo.

I honestly don't think that the spam-tools people care a bit about nofollow.


Scott

On 9/29/06, Thomas, Mark - BLS CTR <Thomas.Mark at bls.gov> wrote:
> That's true; once the capability to deface Trac is in the toolset,
> spammers will continue to use it. However, if a spammer wants to add a
> new wiki to his toolset, they'd prefer one that doesn't put nofollow on
> the links. Better yet, if the history pages don't have a nofollow
> associated with them, then they still get benefits even after the
> content is rolled back. Having the nofollow is certainly a disincentive,
> I mean, what good is obvious linkspam if it isn't picked up by search
> engines?
>
> But yes, it alone doesn't prevent linkspam. Neither does blacklists. The
> only thing that seems to work is CAPTCHA. On a comment form I'm
> currently working on, I'm thinking about implementing selective captcha,
> where CAPTCHA is required only when some minimum number of links exist
> in the post.
>
> > -----Original Message-----
> > From: typo-list-bounces at rubyforge.org
> > [mailto:typo-list-bounces at rubyforge.org] On Behalf Of Paul Brown
> > Sent: Friday, September 29, 2006 12:21 PM
> > To: typo-list at rubyforge.org
> > Subject: Re: [typo] Lots of spam up on Trac
> >
> > Bots and spammers aren't very thoughtful; efficient for
> > pagerank or not, they'll attack whatever site meets the
> > profile they know how to deface.  They're not going to come
> > back and feel frustrated that the links they posted as
> > rel="nofollow"...
> >
> > -- Paul
> >
> > On 9/29/06, Thomas, Mark - BLS CTR <Thomas.Mark at bls.gov> wrote:
> > >
> > > > Hey does anyone police Trac for spam? Can we make it take
> > registered
> > > > users only or perhaps install some sort of spam filtration plugin?
> > >
> > > There are spam-prevention plugins
> > > http://trac.edgewall.org/wiki/SpamFilter
> > >
> > > Maybe Trac should put rel="nofollow" on its external wiki links,
> > > reducing the incentive.
> > >
> > > Is anyone working on a ruby svn front-end?
> > >
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