Changes to the website: Disabling ability to post comments
kfunk at kde.org
Thu Apr 30 09:44:04 BST 2020
we've been getting enormous amounts of spam from the kdevelop.org contact page
lately, due to the switch from reCAPTCHA to the basic math captch in Drupal
There are recurring issues with more complex captcha modules in Drupal which
make it difficult to counter spam there so Milian & me decided to remove the
contact and (for the same reasons) the ability to post comments on
kdevelop.org. With around 10 spam mails arriving via the contact form, 10-20
spam comments arriving /per day/ it's simply not possible to review them and,
needless to say, no fun. I just simply rm'd around 1100 Unapproved Comments in
Drupal (est. 95%-100% were clearly spam)...
So I'd recommend for new KDevelop release posts to just state sth like this at
the end of the post from now on:
"If you have any remarks or in case you find any issues in KDevelop, please
let us [know](https://www.kdevelop.org/support)."
Users are then encouraged to post to the KDevelop mailing list, forums or bug
tracker instead, where it's easier to counter spam.
Hope you understand.
Kevin Funk | kfunk at kde.org | http://kfunk.org
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