[wp-hackers] Spam results
jeff at vertexdev.com
Sat Dec 4 04:52:13 UTC 2004
From: Matt Mullenweg <m at mullenweg.com>:
>I'm curious what spam methods are working best for everyone? I see lots
>of comments people saying they're using something but not many saying
>what's working. Namely, what would be the best methods to roll in?
>Obviously something like captcha doesn't fit the WP philosophy, but some
>of the other approaches (scoring comments, better management of floods,
>auto-closing) I think could be very effective even when mass-deployed.
I am getting lots of good reports on my simple "Turing Test" system:
I simply prompt for my first name, and verify that it is there. If not,
I issue a simple message.
The user (if they are not a comment spammer) can simply press Back and
I have not received a single spam in the 8 days since I implemented this
system; I was
getting dozens per day before.
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