RubyGems Spam Gems

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01 Dec, 2012 03:00 AM

  1. Support Staff 1 Posted by Eric Hodel on 01 Dec, 2012 09:13 AM

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    I don't see any evidence of spam here.

  2. 2 Posted by trans on 01 Dec, 2012 01:14 PM

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    Try taking more than three seconds to look at it. Look at every "my_string_extend_xxx" and you will see that they are all the exact same code, a single pointless method, and the homepage links take you to various unrelated sites, though usually a site that's basically an ad for some guys ebooks. And though the site looks legit on the surface, dig about and it starts to look very fishy --there's no way this guy could have written all of these books.

  3. Support Staff 3 Posted by Eric Hodel on 01 Dec, 2012 05:55 PM

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    Insulting my diligence is no way to win this argument.

    I see a classroom full of people making their very first gem at a rubylearning.org class. It may be useless, but what do you expect out of a gem made in a short class on ruby?

    Over the past 15 days I've written or reviewed somewhere around 6000 lines of ruby. That makes a half dozen ebooks sound pretty easy to write over the course of a year or two if teaching ruby is the business you're building.

    Hungry Academy students also built gems, and likely so will gSchool students. Because these gems are "large enough" doesn't mean we'll pull them, despite being "spam" for their respective programs.

  4. Eric Hodel closed this discussion on 01 Dec, 2012 05:55 PM.

  5. trans re-opened this discussion on 01 Dec, 2012 06:44 PM

  6. 4 Posted by trans on 01 Dec, 2012 06:44 PM

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    I'm not arguing. Just a way to say that wasn't an answer. But now you've given one. Thanks.

    Wouldn't it be better if they ran their own gem server for the class rather then clutter up rubygems.org?

  7. Support Staff 5 Posted by Eric Hodel on 01 Dec, 2012 07:54 PM

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