Spam on the DrJava SourceForge Trackers

We’ve been getting tons of pharmaceutical spam on the DrJava trackers (bug reports, feature requests, support requests) today. Unfortunately, when it comes to limiting the amount of spam from automated bots, the only mechanism that SourceForge provides is requiring users to register for a SourceForge account.

I don’t like doing this, but at this point, it seems like it’s the only simple action we can take. There are more advanced “hosted apps” that can be used for bug tracking, but I have not evaluated any of them.

If you feel strongly that we should allow anonymous postings again, please let me know.


About Mathias

Software development engineer. Principal developer of DrJava. Recent Ph.D. graduate from the Department of Computer Science at Rice University.
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