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JimC


Nov 4, 2013, 8:58 AM

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Re: [Jeff] Need suggestions for automated ways to deal with spam??
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Unfortunately. this is a really hard one. Here are the "best" methods around these days:

- Hidden captcha field honeypots or negative-captcha. Only bots who scrape the HTML see these fields, and ether OCR or use a human farm to fill them. Anyone submitting with this field filled is a bot. See here for some explination and implimentation ideas: https://github.com/subwindow/negative-captcha


- Domain specific captcha. Have sets of rock climbing specific questions/answers to vet accounts. People who rock climb should know the answers, or be able to find them quickly via google. Bots are lost and human farms are much less reliable. The down here is alienating new climbers or people who are not native English speakers who many not know the answer or be able to find it easily.

- Manual admin verification/approval for every new account. It's not automated, but it will stop most spam right at the gate.


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