How to beat comment spam

Wednesday, 1 August 2007, 11:09 AM EST

we have worked out something that has seen comment spam reduced to nil - zip - zero - nada. Well to be truthful, technically the comment spam is still coming in but we are simply hiding it from view.

In our early tests, we acknowledged identical spam accross different articles, character for character, even though the source IP address was sometimes different. But we did notice an obvious trend with the spam - and that is it always fills in every field on our comment form regardless of what we name the fields, or how many more fields we introduce or subtract. As spam bots do not physically see the forms like humans do, the solution was very simple.

At Rusty Lime.

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