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

Simon Lord slord at marelina.com
Wed Feb 9 23:44:34 EST 2005

I've noticed that many Flash developers that have blogs have simply 
removed all the submission fields and replaced them with Flash editors. 


... scroll to the submission area at the bottom.  Could be a solution 
we provide in a future version to allow users to either use the flash 
submission as an extra layer of protection against spam.

On Feb 9, 2005, at 4:14 PM, Dirk Haun 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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