All changes by user must be revertable

Bug #520413 reported by Nigel Babu on 2010-02-11
This bug affects 5 people
Affects Status Importance Assigned to Milestone
Launchpad itself

Bug Description

After recent incident of 2 users spamming malone, we need a way to revert all the changes made by a particular user. Currently we are having to manually undo the incorrect changes made by spammers.

These are the changes made by this user:

Mitch Towner (kermiac) wrote :

There has been at least 2 separate incidents relating to spammers in the last few days. Speaking as someone who is in the process of trying to clean up the mess that has been made, I believe that having an option such as this would be extremely useful. As Ubuntu becomes more popular as time goes by I believe that we may unfortunately see more of this type of abuse.

See this link for the list of changes made by the other recent user that was causing problems:

Note that implementing this would be extremely difficult and would require rewriting large chunks of Launchpad, since currently Launchpad does not keep a reliable transaction log of things users do on the site, only the 'snapshot' results of what they do.

Nigel Babu (nigelbabu) wrote :

But I believe it would be worth it or we would need to have groups of people fighting spam everyday. This past 2 weeks have brought up 2 separate incidents.

Curtis Hovey (sinzui) on 2010-02-11
tags: added: feature
Deryck Hodge (deryck) on 2010-02-11
Changed in malone:
status: New → Triaged
importance: Undecided → Low
Robert Collins (lifeless) wrote :

This would be fantastic; separately it would be nice to just hide /remove all comments by a spammer, in one-click; I'm going to file a separate bug about that. This is a lot easier to do because it doesn't require editing a lot of data - just checking the account status when showing things.

Tobias Bannert (toba) on 2013-06-04
Changed in launchpad:
status: Triaged → Confirmed
William Grant (wgrant) on 2013-06-04
Changed in launchpad:
status: Confirmed → Triaged
Tobias Bannert (toba) on 2013-06-06
Changed in launchpad:
status: Triaged → Confirmed
William Grant (wgrant) on 2013-06-06
Changed in launchpad:
status: Confirmed → Triaged
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