Bugzilla Update: Antispam modification deployed

Ben Cooksley bcooksley at kde.org
Thu Oct 27 06:31:57 UTC 2016

On Thu, Oct 27, 2016 at 3:52 AM, Marco Martin <notmart at gmail.com> wrote:
> On Wed, Oct 26, 2016 at 9:42 AM, Ben Cooksley <bcooksley at kde.org> wrote:
>> Hi all,
>> As some of you will already be aware, Bugzilla has recently been
>> experiencing some issues with spam - courtesy of the same group that
>> were previously attacking our Wikis and Forums.
>> I've now deployed antispam countermeasures on Bugzilla, which should
>> mitigate many forms of the spam which were previously affecting us.
>> If you see any instances of legitimate comments being blocked, please
>> let us know.
> Hi Ben,

Hi Marco,

> thanks for taking care of this.
> However, had a couple of problems with the new bugzilla upgrade:
> tried to use the BUG: git hook to close a bug, but it neither closed
> the bug nor posted the comment.
> then tried to manually post a comment with a link to the commit.
> I guess the scary looking url
> (http://commits.kde.org/plasma-workspace/274752cda7e723ee21386bb642499a1244223409)
> triggered the antispam, as that comment gets blocked

Thanks for the report.

Those two issues were related - i've now adjusted the filter to be a
little less aggressive.

> --
> Marco Martin


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