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Subject: Re: [boost] [Trac] Catch-22: Captcha Errors on legitimate submissions (fwd)
From: Rene Rivera (grafikrobot_at_[hidden])
Date: 2013-11-02 00:54:01

On Fri, Nov 1, 2013 at 10:08 PM, DongInn Kim <dikim_at_[hidden]> wrote:

> Hi,
> I have looked into the trac admin page to see if there is anything useful
> for this issue and I found that the current Jim Bell’s tickets and comments
> were filtered out as a spam.
The spamfilter on trac is not perfect. It just filters out anything if they
> meet some criteria that the filter setup. I have not setup the filter
> criteria (Yes, I have installed the spam filter as you guys requested).

It seems that the spam filter has attained some considerable new types of
filtering, which are not tweaked to Boost's use cases.

> It seems that it needs to train the spam filter with some admin’s
> interaction on the filtered tickets as a spam or ham.
> I just tried to make four Jim Bell’s ticket/comments selected as a ham. I
> hope the spam filter does a little better job on Jim Bell’s ticket next
> time.

I think that only works for reporting back to services like askimet. Which
did not actually play a role in filtering the posts.

> The following users are the admin of the boost trac system and I hope that
> they need to train the spam filter from time to time in case this kind of
> incidents happen.
> az_sw_dude admin
> bemandawes admin
> dave admin
> dgregor admin
> eric_niebler admin
> grafik admin
> johnmaddock admin
> marshall admin

I used to pay close attention to the spam filtering. But got tired of doing
that.. Especially after the spam went down to a minimal trickle.

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