Mathew (erinzdad) wrote in suggestions,

fighting comment spam

fighting comment spam

Short, concise description of the idea
as I've started getting spam as comments on my entries, I thought I'd share this idea to fight it.

Full description of the idea
The idea is not mine, but is contained in this article: . I am passing on this because i think it is a beautifully simple idea, even though I lack the technical acumen to know it would work with the LJ comment code. Hope you find it of some use. :)

An ordered list of benefits
  • can br used to flag comments posted by spam bots

An ordered list of problems/issues involved
  • spam bots
  • spam sneaking in as a comment

An organized list, or a few short paragraphs detailing suggestions for implementation
  • well, will the LJ code support a ruse sililar to this to make spam bots reveal them selves?
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