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Re: Reopening bug closed due to SPAM

On Thu, 21 Jul 2005, Yaroslav Halchenko wrote:

> On Thu, Jul 21, 2005 at 03:34:43PM +0200, Pierre Habouzit wrote:
> > that sucks, I want to be able to close bugs, even if I'm using a M$
> > computer with no gpg plugin on it (on from an unsecure machine where I
> > don't want to unlock my gpg key).
> Well - we need to give up something so it becomes 1 click harder for the
> spammers ;-) [...]

The only reason it is easy for spammers to close a bug is that the bug
has been already closed before (and reopened again) and the spammers
have harvested the -done address for that bug from the web pages.

So if the BTS people decided to make it "more difficult" to close a bug,
it would be more than enough to make it just minimally more difficult,
for example, require that the address is -done-done@bugs.debian.org
or -done2 for the second time a bug is closed (instead of the usual -done),
and so on.

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