<Fri, 05 May 2006 13:23:31 +0100>
> Whatever you do, make it hard for entry procedures to become scriptable or
> for the process to be transparent. Intercept this early on, before releasing
> code. There's a snag here: the harder a script becomes to write, the harder
> it becomes for the genuine user to contribute.
The image code i have in mind will be easy for a human - but quite hard
for a spam bot to read .
Either way each and every guestbook entry will need to be verified by
the webmaster first before it shows up on the guestbook .
Webmaster has two options .
(1) click one of the verify/abuse links in the email they get sent
(2) login and mark it as verified/abuse via the browser
So even if a spammer bot does manage to bypass the spam prevention stuff
it still has a human (the webmaster) looking at it first to decide if it
shows up or not .
Doubt that will make any difference to the spammer bots though unless
they flag PHPGB as being a waste of their time even submitting it .