Spam Spam Glorious Spam
One of my longer standing posts seems to have been targeted for some special comment spam attention. Those sneaky bots have started giving me far too much information about unpronouncable medications.
friend of mine
pointed me in the direction of the solution phpBB uses which involves having an extra field in the comment entry which has a label telling
not to fill it in. Dumb bots can't resist trying to fill in the box and thus expose themselves! I added a bit of css (display:none) so that people don't see anything different.
Does it work ? Errr dunno yet - off to check!
: At least one of the not so crafty devils has been caught. Fingers crossed.
: One spam message just got through, but overall its gone from about 30 a day to 1 in 5 days.
Piet de Bekker
So, how has it been 1 year later? My concerns with this method would be: 1) Any semi-intelligent spammer could just look for the text "spam" in a "hidden" label, and boom, broken. 2) They could also just look for hidden form fields and leave them blank. Am I on the right track here? I really like this method, but it seems broken.
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