|ARGH, any way I can find a anti spam guestbook?|
ARGH, any way I can find a anti spam guestbook?
Feb. 23rd, 2012 @ 02:19 pm
Ok, if you didn't know, HTML Gear is closing. I'd used them for guestbooks on my personal pages for a long time.
However they're closing, so I took them off. The service I switched to said they were anti spam but..
First entry I get is spam. It's proly time to start hosting the guestbook on my own server since I can. Mind, I have access to recapatcha which seems to stop most spammers. Is there any scripts out there that'd allow that?
Most spammers use bulk posters rather than individually from the usual page. One technique I use is:
When the form is sent, generate a random number in PHP and save it in a $_SESSION variable and a hidden field on the form.
When it comes back, compare the field with the saved variable. If they don't match or there isn't one, send a message saying that their session has expired and they need to re-post.
This will probably get rid of virtually all spam without annoying them with a captcha.
That's a idea. I'll be discussing this with my friend who helps me with such things (Really need to get to learning how to program) and we'll see if we can find solutions.
Still might use the global recapatcha key, That stopped them with the mail form, now I gotta stop them with the guestbooks..
Or if you want, you can do something like "Type APPLE in this box:" I've seen that in use one other place which worked fine until he had a huge readership and spammers started paying attention to him.
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