Trac won't accept new registrations (classifies as spam)
|Reported by:||humdinger||Owned by:||haiku-web|
|Has a Patch:||no||Platform:||All|
More and more people on IRC mention that they are unable to register at Trac, because they are rejected as possible spam. This is very bad, as it deterres bug reports and patches and ultimately possibly new developers.
I have no idea what's the problem, let alone the solution. I'll post a short discussion by PulkoMandy and Barrett, with Adrien's take on it:
[18:23] <Barrett> <gbl08ma> Barrett: I tried registering with two email addresses, first a Gmail one and after that didn't work, a @tny.im one (personal domain) [18:23] <Barrett> <gbl08ma> both times I got an error message "Submission rejected as potential spam" because of failed captcha attempts and high spambayes probability [18:34] <PulkoMandy> Barrett: not much can be done, users can be added manually but that won't fix things long-term [18:35] <PulkoMandy> basically the "register" page submit feeds an empty string to the spam filter logic no matter what [18:35] <PulkoMandy> and people keep marking things as "spam" for our bayesian filter in trac administration, so now everything empty is "spam" [18:35] <PulkoMandy> and it's not possible to register anymore [18:36] <PulkoMandy> the captcha would save it, but I think it's broken [18:37] <Barrett> in past I suggested to use reCaptcha, but forgot how it ended BTW [18:39] <PulkoMandy> that's what we use [18:40] <PulkoMandy> possibly our API key is broken however, no idea how to test that