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rate limit user postings

asked 2014-05-30 15:54:14 -0600

mether gravatar image

updated 2014-05-30 15:56:24 -0600

In order to mitigate scripted spam postings, it would be useful to have the ability to limit the number of new posts to one per minute or so with a time limit which should be configurable. That would really be helpful for Ask Fedora at this point since we have a persistent spammer

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The rate limit itself is easy to bypass by inserting a "sleep()" call into the script.

Evgeny gravatar imageEvgeny ( 2014-05-30 16:01:04 -0600 )edit

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answered 2014-05-30 15:59:39 -0600

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We have just implemented ReCaptcha for making posts for users who have "watched" status. Should effectively work along the lines of rate limiting.

The "watched" status will automatically convert into "approved" when certain reputation threshold is crossed from below and it will still be possible to assign the "watched" status back.

Admins, moderators and approved users won't need to use the captcha. Also the captcha will be forced upon the user registration.

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Excellent. Is there an ETA for the next release?

mether gravatar imagemether ( 2014-05-30 16:29:11 -0600 )edit

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