I have accepted the overzealous spam filtering on g.d.o (if you included a link, you MUST be a spammer!) under the theory that we should live with our own tools– if a brand new user has to put up with it, I should also until I make it better for everyone.
As of today, I'm done with that noble approach.
Your submission has triggered the installed spam filter and will not be accepted.
This was on editing a comment I had just made! No new links added. The original four were to two Drupal modules, Drupal documentation, and a Drupalcon session (and of course they had triggered the spam filter on submitting). After editing, it gave a CAPTCHA again and then gave that message and that's the end of it. No chance to retype the CAPTCHA.
Surely, people are being trained, consciously or not, to leave links out of their posts and comments— and that's terrible.
New, practical approach:
- People with accounts over 6 months old and over 20 posts should not have to prove they aren't spammers.
- Spam gets through the automated stuff anyway, so toning down the filtering and using a flag-as-spam go-to-human-moderated system makes sense.
- There is no point 3... except to ask where to stand for leverage to do something about this?
I don't care if the fix is to let people buy a role that gets them out of spam filtering or do the same thing by proving contribution to the Drupal Association or – simplest – coding something like #1 for granting people a "there-is-reason-to-believe-i-am-not-a-spammer" role. I just know that I, personally, am done with it. Putting my link at the bottom so I can see the beloved CaPTchA one more time, and totally undercut my i-am-not-a-spammer argument. [Edit: OK, something in particular is going wrong with the spam filtering, it's triggering the total block with a link in the post, and providing the CAPTCHA with no links at all.]