There is a serious bug releated to the RSS with the projects news on SF that allows anyone to post comments to a news, and have their posts published directly to the RSS news feed without any moderation. This can be easily exploited by spammers.
As an example, yesterday I received 3 spam comments on a news I posted. I never accepted those comments, and I marked them as spam. HOWEVER, they appeared anyway (and -worst of all- they still are present) in the RSS news feed.
This is the news URL:
and this is the RSS feed that includes the SPAM comments that were never approved (I also attach a screenshot):
The consequences of having comments propagated to the RSS feed prior to moderation and even when they are deleted is the propagation of the content to other websites that read that feed.
In the official Podcast Generator project website, for example, I show automatically the latest 3 news from that RSS feed generated by Sourceforge: hence I had in the home page 3 spam news since yesterday (now I filtered them manually).
The worst consequence of this bug, however, is that my open source software retrieves the last entry from the official news RSS feed and displays it by default in the admin section, therefore thousands of users are currently seeing a SPAM message displayed in their admin section and I have no way to correct this (until you fix this issue).
Thank you in advance,
User also provided a screenshot
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