Opened 2 years ago

Closed 17 months ago

#20898 closed defect (fixed)

Trac has overly restrictive filters for updating the wiki

Reported by: heartsucker Owned by: qbi
Priority: Low Milestone:
Component: Internal Services/Service - trac Version:
Severity: Minor Keywords:
Cc: Actual Points:
Parent ID: Points:
Reviewer: Sponsor:

Description

E.g., updating the GoodBadISPs page produces:

Content contained these blacklisted patterns: 'http:', '(?i)(call|customer|technical).?support'

Which is not helpful since those strings already appear in the wiki and are probably valid when discussing interactions with the ISP.

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Change History (5)

comment:1 Changed 2 years ago by heartsucker

Humorously, even submitting this ticket caused the captcha to trigger on "http:"

comment:2 Changed 2 years ago by dgoulet

Component: - Select a componentInternal Services/Wiki

comment:3 Changed 2 years ago by cypherpunks

Component: Internal Services/WikiInternal Services/Service - trac
Owner: set to qbi

I've brought up the http: issue before in #19143. There it was stated that filtering on http: is important to stop the majority of the spam.

comment:4 Changed 2 years ago by teor

(Use a https link to the site? It's the future!)

Can we use a stricter pattern for new accounts?
I guess that doesn't really work either, because people create accounts to edit.

comment:5 Changed 17 months ago by qbi

Resolution: fixed
Status: newclosed

When I look at the last 1000 spam attempts, 760 used a blacklisted pattern (most of them the http: thing). However trac has now some improved spam catching mechanisms. So in most of the cases the blacklisted http: was not really needed. So I decided to delete this listing and will watch what happens. If there is too much spam, I'll re-enable it.

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