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[PRIMARY REPORT] Spam in the feedback tracker - Please disable guest function! [PRIMARY REPORT]
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There is a lot of reports on this feedback tracker which are continuously being spammed with a bunch of links and other absolute nonsense.

Just take a look at this (might need to scroll a bit):
As of 09.01.2014 07:12 GMT

With allmost 900k "Alpha Testers", I don't really understand why there is the need for reporting as a guest.

Suggestions to prevent further spamming are:

  • disable the guest function
  • forbid any links except for whitelisted sites (YouTube, imgur, tumblr, steam ...)


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No Bug

Event Timeline

HereisJohnny set Category to General.Jan 8 2014, 9:06 AM
HereisJohnny set Reproducibility to Always.
HereisJohnny set Severity to None.
HereisJohnny set Resolution to No Bug.
HereisJohnny set Legacy ID to 1817331204.May 8 2016, 4:13 PM

Yeah, i just got like 50 emails caused by it

ottk3 added a subscriber: ottk3.May 8 2016, 4:13 PM
ottk3 added a comment.Jan 8 2014, 9:08 AM

I opened a simmilar issue "[Website/Bugtracker] Issues get spammed by guest accounts"
In the last few days more and more Issues get spammed by guest accounts. Nearly every new note on older subjects contains spam.

  • Prohibit posts from guest accounts (like in the forums)
  • Prohibit external/not whitelisted links (like in the forums)

This would dramaticly improve the quality of this bugtracker

Rossums added a subscriber: Rossums.May 8 2016, 4:13 PM

This is not a bug and I have already made the developers aware of the situation.

It will be handled shortly.


Eight hours and I could delete only like 10 links from the list, but had to add like 5.

ottk3 added a comment.Jan 8 2014, 3:32 PM

additional a "mark as duplicate" feature would also be great ;)

I delete japanese spam, but good to hire some more moderators.

Can I actually add people as moderators for this report?

I'd really like to keep the list up to date and keep the report high in the list, because I consider this an absolute critical issue. But unfortunately there is human needs like sleep which I cannot omit.

Nevermind. I wrote a program to handle at least this "keep on top of the list issue".

Logged out, and came back as guest to clean up a few issues in the tracker. That's not the way to do it. Half an hour and only two issues cleaned up!

Lots and lots of spam appearing everywhere. Looks like someone has a bot running on the feedback tracker. Really need to be stepping up and squashing this.