Brainstorm is susceptible to spam

Reported by Kyle M Weller on 2008-02-29
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Affects Status Importance Assigned to Milestone
Ubuntu QA Website
Critical
Ubuntu QA Website Developers
Ubuntu
Undecided
Unassigned

Bug Description

http://brainstorm.ubuntu.com has a serious spam vulnerability that is allowing spammers to abuse the site and all they need to do is press back and repost a Brainstorm idea

Please fix asap and ban the ip ranges of people abusing the site

Jose Gosdin (jose-gosdin) wrote :

Sir -

The system is working as expected. Users are not abusing the website.

However, those like yourself who insist in implementing fascist policies on our website ARE abusing the site. We don't need your authoritarian nonsense. We're Linux users. We live by our ideals of freedom.

Censoring a Ubuntu website is blatant hypocrisy.

Kyle M Weller (kylew) wrote :

It seems the system is working as programmed, and you are abusing the website. Lets talk about hypocrisy shall we, take a look at this:
idea #928: STOP CREEPING FASCISM: BAN KYLE WELLER AND PROTO-FASCIST CYBERTERRORIST FIENDS
http://brainstorm.ubuntu.com/idea/928/ seems like
Now who is speaking of censorship?
Your the hypocrite.

Changed in ubuntu-qa-website:
status: New → Confirmed
Jose Gosdin (jose-gosdin) wrote :

My "hypocrisy" is tongue-in-cheek. Yours is not.

That's a line someone sent me in a comment, so I'm repeating it because I think it's funny and self-contradicting/hypocritical.

As you've noted, the site is working as expected. There is no bug.

Kyle M Weller (kylew) wrote :

Here is another:
STOP CREEPING FASCISM: BAN WOLFIER AND HIS PROTO-FASCIST CYBERTERRORIST FIENDS
Written by JoseGosdin the 29 Feb 08. Category: Office. New
UBUNTU IS FREE AS IN FREE SPEECH AND ANARKEEE
http://brainstorm.ubuntu.com/idea/917/

Jose Gosdin (jose-gosdin) wrote :

There is no issue with the website. It is working as expected.

Changed in ubuntu-qa-website:
status: Confirmed → Invalid
William Grant (wgrant) on 2008-02-29
Changed in ubuntu-qa-website:
status: Invalid → Confirmed
Changed in ubuntu-qa-website:
status: Confirmed → Invalid
William Grant (wgrant) on 2008-02-29
Changed in ubuntu-qa-website:
status: Invalid → Confirmed
Changed in ubuntu-qa-website:
status: Confirmed → Invalid
William Grant (wgrant) on 2008-02-29
Changed in ubuntu-qa-website:
status: Invalid → Confirmed
Changed in ubuntu-qa-website:
status: Confirmed → Invalid
William Grant (wgrant) on 2008-02-29
Changed in ubuntu-qa-website:
status: Invalid → Confirmed
Changed in ubuntu-qa-website:
status: Confirmed → Incomplete
Brent Newland (brent-newland) wrote :

I changed status to New, it is not "incomplete". Serious spam problem from this "Jose Gosdin" character. Definitely implement Captcha, user supported banning (if X amount of posts reach below X amount of points, ban), user ignore, and SHORT PREVIEWS!!! This guy inserts several hundred line breaks per post, and makes it near impossible to view valid submissions! I can take the spam, just not the super long previews.

Changed in ubuntu-qa-website:
status: Incomplete → New
Brent Newland (brent-newland) wrote :

Have confirmed this bug as being valid.

Changed in ubuntu-qa-website:
status: New → Confirmed
Stéphane Graber (stgraber) wrote :

We are working on it, next code update will include Captchas as a first fix.

Changed in ubuntu-qa-website:
assignee: nobody → ubuntu-qa-website-devel
importance: Undecided → Critical
status: Confirmed → In Progress
Przemysław Kulczycki (azrael) wrote :

Brainstorm should also have an option to report abusive ideas.

Henrik Nilsen Omma (henrik) wrote :

Neither of those ideas were extremely abusive (and I've renamed one of them). We'll add a 'report spam' button and repeat offenders posting spam or abuse will be visible there and can be banned by admins.

Kyle M Weller (kylew) wrote :

there needs to be a feature to delay posting or allow a certain amount of posts per minute, also a "ez captcha" would be a nice addition like simple math instead of words you can hardly read

Stéphane Graber (stgraber) wrote :

Setting to "Fix commited"

Captcha will be there soon for registration.
Idea posting is limited to one per minute in our devel branch.
Idea description length is limited in the idea listing.

Changed in ubuntu-qa-website:
status: In Progress → Fix Committed
Changed in ubuntu-qa-website:
status: Fix Committed → Fix Released
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