Re: Strange account requests
Gregory Beaver <greg <at> chiaraquartet.net>
2007-04-01 17:34:54 GMT
Jesus M. Castagnetto wrote:
> With the upcoming elections, I find it a tad strange that in the last 2 days we
> have had account requests, almost one after the other, from (will not include
> the last names, just the initial):
> AAaron B.
> Aaron T.
> Aaron C.
> Aaron W.
> Aaron D.
> Aaron O.
> All of them soliciting an account for "voting in the general elections". In
> fact there have been requests like that one for some time, and personally I had
> not granted them because getting a PEAR account just to vote does not seem to
> me good enough (but that is just me).
> This series of requests is either a very fortituous coincidence or some attempt
> at spamming the account creating system.
> I am disclosing this to all PEAR devs, so we all are aware of this possible
We have a new auto-registration system for voting in general elections
(not like the ones open now for PEAR Group/president). These accounts
only require a valid email address.
For most elections, these users will not be able to vote, as pear.dev