Uli's Web Site
[ Zathras.de - Uli's Web Site ]
Other Sites: Stories
Pix
Abi 2000
Stargate: Resurgence
Lost? Site Map!
 
 
     home | blog | moose | programming | articles >> blog

 Blog
 
 Archive
 
 Blog Topics
 

15 Most Recent [RSS]

 Less work through Xcode and shell scripts
2011-12-16 @600
 
 iTunesCantComplain released
2011-10-28 @954
 
 Dennis Ritchie deceased
2011-10-13 @359
 
 Thank you, Steve.
2011-10-06 @374
 
 Cocoa Text System everywhere...
2011-03-27 @788
 
 Blog migration
2011-01-29 @520
 
 All you need to know about the Mac keyboard
2010-08-09 @488
 
 Review: Sherlock
2010-07-31 @978
 
 Playing with Objective C on Debian
2010-05-08 @456
 
 Fruit vs. Obst
2010-05-08 @439
 
 Mixed-language ambiguity
2010-04-15 @994
 
 Uli's 12:07 AM Law
2010-04-12 @881
 
 Uli's 1:24 AM Law
2010-04-12 @874
 
 Uli's 6:28 AM Law
2010-04-12 @869
 
 Uli's 3:57 PM Law
2010-04-12 @867
 

More...

Captcha - thank the Christmas Spammers...

OK, so Christmas saw a surge in spam again, and I didn't want to spend my family holidays cleaning that stuff out of the moderation queue of the site's comments (I got, like, 30 a day or so, in addition to regular spam e-mails...). So, I added a captcha to this site. Captchas are these small images of skewed text that you are asked to read and type in at the bottom of the comment form.

Should you have problems with these captchas, please use the contact form and tell me what causes problems for you (contact form is captcha-free). I just did a quick implementation that is the least hassle to me, while not being too easy to hack (as in: I don't transmit the captcha's text meaning as part of the site code etc.), so there's room for improvement, which I'll do if I hear this isn't suitable.

Sorry, I didn't want to have to add captchas, but I have better things to do than play the click-away-spam-in-the-moderation-queue-game.

Reader Comments: (RSS Feed)
Dan writes:
I dunno, what's stopping the spammers from just doing the capcha? Are we talking about blind spammers?
Uli Kusterer replies:
*chuckles* No, Dan. We're talking about people who try to automate their spam. The Captcha word gets changed randomly, so they can't just keep pumping their spam messages in with the same parameters.
Comment on this article:
Name:
E-Mail: (not shown, hashed for Gravatar)
Web Site URL: (optional)
Comment: (plain text only)
Please Enter the following word:
Or E-Mail Uli privately.

 
Created: 2007-12-29 @887 Last change: 2014-10-23 @899 | Home | Admin | Edit
© Copyright 2003-2014 by M. Uli Kusterer, all rights reserved.