[geeklog-devel] Spam, spam, bacon, eggs, and spam

Justin Carlson justin.carlson at gmail.com
Wed Feb 9 17:06:16 EST 2005

Perhaps you could add a bit of code to the SpamX plugin:


On Wed, 9 Feb 2005 22:14:59 +0100, Dirk Haun <dirk at haun-online.de> wrote:
> Our special "friend" continues to flood geeklog.info with trackback spam.
> A few of them went through since he now also seems to start using HTML
> entities to obfuscate his posts:
> >&#111;nl&#105;n&#101; p&#111;k&#101;r</a> von &
> >#111;nl&#105;n&#101; p&#111;k&#101;r<br>
> >Please visit some information in the field of online
> >poker poker party poker
> Tom, would you consider this a feature request? ;-)
> No forum spam (at all) on geeklog.info, btw. Maybe because the site's in
> German?
> I made a small modification to the forum submission forms on geeklog.net
> to include a random number in a hidden field. This was just for testing
> since I wanted to find out if he actually parses the forms or not. The
> random number would have shown up in the SpamX notification emails if he
> did, but it didn't.
> There's a plugin for Wordpress that does this: It includes a randomly
> named field with a random value into the submission form and if that
> field and value are not included in the POST data, the post is discarded
> right away.
> They actually add the field with JavaScript to make it even more
> difficult. But then I wouldn't be able to post using Lynx, so maybe
> that's too extreme a measure (yet) ;-)
> Anyway, the war is on and the enemy isn't sleeping ...
> bye, Dirk
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