RE: spam closes Debian bugs!
Andreas Metzler wrote:
> Signing mails is work.
Writing mails is significantly more work. At least it should be.
> > > We have heard of just *one* single bug report being closed by spam
> > > so, the benefit is clearly minimal *currently*.
> > Maybe. But I'm not just talking about *currently*. I'm not that
> > short-sighted.
> I am not short sighted either, which is why I have not said "we may
> not force signing ever in a gazilllion years because *currently* the
> benefit is minimal" but "...not force signing *now* because
> Fix the problem once it exist.
It already exists. The problem is that *everyone* can control bugs in the BTS. Spammers unintentionally closing bugs is not the problem, it's just one of the possible symptoms.
What you basically suggest is waiting until the problem displays more symptoms, causing significant damage.
What I suggest is a solution that IMO doesn't cause unproportional trouble for people who need to control bugs in the BTS.