The SOA RM TC just went through this:
Dismissed: We discussed at great length
(no pun intended) and believe that no one on the TC actually needs Viagra but
thank the commenter for considering this.
From: Rich Thompson
Sent: Thursday, June 29, 2006 9:55
Subject: Re: [chairs] Spam comments
In this same vein, how does the TC process section
related public reviews get handled? The relevant paragraph is:
Comments from non-TC Members must be collected via the TC's archived public
comment facility; comments submitted through any other means shall not be
accepted. The TC must track the comments received as well as the disposition of
this require that spam comments be tracked (& resolved :}) or do we allow
the TC or TC chair to determine whether a particular submission is spam and not
a public review comment?
OASIS WSRP TC Chair
06/29/06 12:40 PM
[chairs] Spam comments
I've noticed an increase in the amount of spam coming through
the OASIS comment form:
Is anything being done to address this problem?
Could comments be
subjected to moderation by staff or at least to
some form of
CAPTCHA[*] to limit bot-driven spam?
Be seeing you,
* I have some resevations about CAPTCHAs as they
tend to discriminate
against users with certain kinds of disabilities,
but surely this is a
problem that's been addressed. Asking commenters
to answer a simple
math question (like the sum of two randomly
generated single digit
numbers) would probably be sufficient, at least in
the short term, to
address the problem.
XML Standards Architect
Sun Microsystems, Inc.