[Clipart] Re: Screenshot uploaded: age
bryce at bryceharrington.org
Wed Feb 8 10:21:00 PST 2006
On Wed, Feb 08, 2006 at 10:52:48AM -0500, Jonadab the Unsightly One wrote:
> Bryce Harrington <bryce at bryceharrington.org> writes:
> > My bet is that gamers are abusing our site to post screencaptures of
> > their games for some reason, and sorted out how to do cause them to
> > be approved themselves.
> It would not be hard, if they read the mailing list archives.
> We could password protect the approval process, but if the password is
> published on the mailing list, there's no improvement. Also, if the
> password is hardcoded in the script or its cfg file, then it's
> available via anonymous CVS. So to really be an improvement the
> password would at minimum need to be stored in a file that's not in
> CVS, if it's stored in cleartext at all.
> OTOH, this would be an easy change to make, much easier than the
> refactoring of the SVG upload facility that so desparately needs
> to be done.
That would solve this particular problem, however it would not solve the
underlying issue of irrelevant screenshots getting uploaded... Password
protecting the _upload_ process might be better, however there's a few
downsides to that approach.
Hrm, what if we just disabled screenshot uploads until ccHost is set up?
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