Patchwork web site patch committed: Explain why bugzilla requires an account

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Submitter Ian Taylor
Date Oct. 10, 2012, 3:53 p.m.
Message ID <mcrmwzu9vd3.fsf@google.com>
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Permalink /patch/190704/
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Ian Taylor - Oct. 10, 2012, 3:53 p.m.
Torbjorn complained that the GCC bugzilla requires an account.  I
committed this patch to the web site to explain why.

Ian

Patch

Index: bugs/index.html
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RCS file: /cvs/gcc/wwwdocs/htdocs/bugs/index.html,v
retrieving revision 1.108
diff -u -r1.108 index.html
--- bugs/index.html	26 Apr 2011 10:17:04 -0000	1.108
+++ bugs/index.html	10 Oct 2012 15:51:56 -0000
@@ -132,6 +132,14 @@ 
 <a href="http://gcc.gnu.org/bugzilla/">GCC bug database</a>.
 </p>
 
+<p>The GCC bug database requires you to create an account with a valid
+e-mail address.  This is not merely to be annoying.  It's because in
+the past spammers have filed fake bug reports, and fake attachments to
+real bug reports, to distribute malware and to add links to their spam
+web sites.  Requiring a valid e-mail address is a partial deterrent to
+this.  We apologize for the inconvenience.
+</p>
+
 <h2><a name="detailed">Detailed bug reporting instructions</a></h2>
 
 <p>Please refer to the <a href="#gnat">next section</a> when reporting