Opened on 06/18/2014 at 04:02:48 PM

Last modified on 04/18/2019 at 07:49:52 AM

#683 new defect

Trac: Add whitelist to avoid spam filter.

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Priority: P3 Milestone:
Module: Infrastructure Keywords:
Cc: philll, mapx Blocked By:
Blocking: Platform: Unknown
Ready: no Confidential: no
Tester: Verified working: no
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I just spent the better part of an hour writing up a long comment on which was rejected as spam (with 99.84% probability, no less). Presumably this was solely from length, unless the word "Microsoft" is listed in the Trac database as a profanity.

I was unable to recover the draft text in any way. It was totally gone out of the browser history etc.

I can certainly see a need for a spam filter for the general public, but it seems a white list for known and trusted people is also warranted. A workaround would be to have the rejection page at least repeat the rejected text so that it could be recovered.

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comment:1 Changed on 06/18/2014 at 04:14:37 PM by

@philll fixed my immediate problem, but with manual intervention. Also, thanks. It would be better not to need to need such intervention at all.

comment:2 Changed on 06/18/2014 at 04:54:58 PM by mapx

  • Cc mapx added

comment:3 Changed on 06/18/2014 at 04:55:34 PM by mapx

  • Priority changed from Unknown to P3

comment:4 Changed on 06/24/2014 at 08:13:43 AM by philll

We try #699 first.

comment:5 Changed on 11/06/2014 at 01:50:32 PM by matze

  • Platform set to Unknown

Did it work?

comment:6 Changed on 11/07/2014 at 08:49:16 AM by philll

It did improve the overall situation a lot. However, we still face some false positives every week, subjectively rated as many as actual matches. As the effort for unblocking comments is not higher than obfuscate spam post that ended up in the issue tracker, I would still stay with spambayes just for a cases of bigger spam attacks. The whitelisting per user feature would still be nice to have, not sure, whether it is worth the maintenance over time.

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