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Re: Guestbook spammer bots

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<Roy Schestowitz>
<Fri, 05 May 2006 13:23:31 +0100>
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> 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 .

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