why google does it and the infinite accounts issue
Posted Aug 14, 2006 23:28 UTC (Mon) by gstein
In reply to: why google does it and the infinite accounts issue
Parent article: Google's project hosting service
Euh... no. We have very specific rules against that. For example: we were accidentally logging some user IDs in our Subversion logs, and had to go fix some code to eliminate that. (yes, we have a team that specifically reviews what gets logged, and ensures that information that might identify a person is *NOT* logged).
We require a person to sign in with a "verified" Google Account. That means we know the person (at some point in time) could receive email there. That ensures that the Owners/Members of the project can contact the person filing the bug report.
Spam bug reports and spam comments are a serious pain. And even more so for a site in the "google.com" domain. Over time, might we find other ways to fix this? Possibly. But we have so many other interesting ideas and features to bring to users and developers, that tackling the problem is very low on our list.
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