9 Nov 2006 robogato   » (Master)

Advogato Status Report

A new rev of mod_virgule code went live this morning. This is an bugfix only release to correct a couple of bugs introduced in the last version.

The missing projects are now visible again thanks to the addition of a missing pair of brackets around an if statement.

A bug in the account deletion code was causing only the first reference to a user to be deleted from the recentlog. The switch to multiple recentlog posts revealed the problem. This is now fixed also.

There was some doubt expressed about whether a recently deleted account was actually spam. I've restored two accounts deleted last night, phpgurru and xerox (the most recent blog post of each account was lost as both were deleted after the Wednesday backup and just prior to the Thursday backup). I'm not sure what these accounts are. Maybe just non-native English speakers? Xerox appears to have been a member since 2002 but most of Xerox's blog posts are either in Chinese or some sort of autogenerated content. Maybe another Chinese-speaking Advogato user could check out Xerox's blog and give us a clue as what it's all about?

I've increased the spam score needed for account deletion from 10 to 15. Now that most of the easy to ID spammers are gone, it probably makes sense to require a larger concensus of users before doing something as drastic as deleting an account.

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