Limit add-on submissions on a time frame by author and IP address



9 years ago
3 years ago


(Reporter: jorgev, Assigned: gkoberger)


4.x (triaged)


(Whiteboard: [ReviewTeam])



9 years ago
We're getting an increasing amount of "spam" extension submissions these days, and we need to find a way to prevent them. We should limit the amount of submissions that can be made within a time frame.

We should allow no more than 3 new extension submissions from an author or IP address in the same week. Also, no more than 5 in a month. A message should be shown to the author explaining the limit and giving the option to email about the issue. An email should also be sent to with a list of the add-ons that were created during that time.

Keep in mind that this only applies to extensions, and incomplete add-ons shouldn't count. It should be possible to add exceptions to the limits, by author and IP address, in the admin tools.



9 years ago
Severity: enhancement → normal
Target Milestone: --- → 4.x (triaged)
Blocking uploads per-user is easy enough and a decent idea.  Per IP would require us to store the IP, which is also not a bad idea.

Adding an exception list for this makes it about 3 times more complicated.  Is this still something you want to do?

Comment 2

8 years ago
It's not as urgent as it was before because new add-ons are no longer very visible on the site.

Blocking per-user and per-IP should be good enough.
Whiteboard: [required amo-editors]
We don't need to do exceptions here, just the blocklist.
Assignee: nobody → gkoberger
Priority: P2 → P5
Target Milestone: 4.x (triaged) → Q2 2011
Target Milestone: Q2 2011 → 4.x (triaged)

Comment 4

7 years ago
This is no longer a significant problem.
Last Resolved: 7 years ago
Resolution: --- → WONTFIX

Comment 5

7 years ago
Reclassifying editor bugs and changing to a new whiteboard flag. Spam, spam, spam, spam...
Whiteboard: [required amo-editors] → [ReviewTeam]
Product: → Graveyard
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