Over the last few months there has been a large increase in spam
submitted to some Fedora Infrastructure services, mostly focused on
fedorahosted trac (wiki and tickets) and the Fedora project wiki.
(They have also begun targeting bugzilla.redhat.com
, please report any
spams there to
To combat this flood of spam we have created an automated spam
detection and cleanup service called Basset (https://pagure.io/basset
Basset hooks into our infrastructure in a number of places:
* Into the Fedora Account System (FAS). Basset may decide based on a
number of factors that a new account does not appear legitimate and
mark it 'spamcheck_denied' or 'spamcheck_manual' (it's not sure).
account holders that find themselves with this status should get an
email asking them to mail accounts(a)fedoraproject.org to reset and
* Into trac ticket and wiki submissions. When spam tickets or wiki
edits are noted, the user is moved to 'spamcheck_denied' status,
their edits or tickets are deleted. If you see a spam ticket or wiki
edit that is older than an hour or so please let us know and we can
train Basset on it. Otherwise, please leave such tickets and edits
alone, or Basset may mark your account as well for editing the spam.
* Into other services soon as well that spammers may target.
Please do let us know at admin(a)fedoraproject.org or via a
infrastructure trac ticket
) if you find any
spam not deleted/cleaned up, or users mis-marked. Do allow Basset
a few minutes processing time however.