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DaVince
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Post by DaVince »

:lol

Contact that one Turing Test syndicate or something.

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adurdin
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Post by adurdin »

Well, the new captch-o-matic is in place on the registration form. It's pretty basic, but let's hope it's good enough to trip up Mortimer's evil army of enslaved spam-bot clones!!

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Post by KeenRush »

Ah, it's perfect! I think we're safe now! :) Cheers.
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Post by ckguy »

Very nice. Simple, but hopefully confusing to computers.

I noticed that the filenames are enemy1.png enemy2.png enemy3.png--would a spambot be able to pick up on that?

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Post by KeenRush »

I doubt it, definitely not with their current programming, at least. And after that it'd probably help a lot if the files were given random data strings as names. I think we'll be safe for quite some time with this setup. :)
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Post by adurdin »

Yeah, the biggest benefit of this system against bots is that it is unique -- it's not likely anyone's going to go to the trouble of customising their scripts just for a single low-traffic site.

But if they do, randomising the filenames is straightforward.

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Post by Flaose »

Yeah, that's beautiful Andrew. Should do the job nicely.
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Post by ShikadiLord »

Nice.
Witty comment.

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Post by jimmyjames »

Brand new product we just got in.......................
Spambot begone!
Observe as we spray it on PCKF
*annoying waiting music plays*
There you have it folks no spam bots here. See how acts so quickly......
Audience member:We've been waiting days
Host quickly changes subject: That's all the time we have today folks bye!!!

Fast talking guy talks: jimmyjames incorporated is in no responsible if you believe this fictional products works and you spray it on your computer.

Well anyway glad our problems over yays!
Forget it.

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Post by Anti-Gary »

SPAMSPLITTER*... ARISE !

... Actually i think there's nothing i can do. Ask an admin.




*I do not own the name SPAMSPLITTER.
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Post by entropicdecay »

Yeah, that creatures thing should be a nice way of stopping spambots, at least for a while. I don't think it's that likely that they'd go to the trouble of coding a spambot that can get around it just for the sake of spamming this relatively low-activity forum.

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