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About as Discordian as I get

Original entry posted: Mon Feb 12 16:29:21 2007

Panda McGee @ Mon Feb 12 09:00:20 2007 EST

Hee. But way to plaster a dead hamster all over your website.

pseudonymous @ Mon Feb 12 09:41:15 2007 EST

Sometimes, you're hamster.

Sometimes, you're the site.

Chris P @ Mon Feb 12 11:29:21 2007 EST

Since you got me more interested in the topic, I did some lazy research:

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Spam_in_blogs

Based on what I have seen, I still think captchas are the best prevention against spam. However, the Wikipedia entry addresses the issue pretty well.

Thomas @ Mon Feb 12 11:46:55 2007 EST

The article on CAPTCHA itself is more interesting: link.

The problems of accessibility are troubling to me, as are the problems of OCR and computer vision solving. But do I get enough traffic to need such elaborate security? I'm not sure. The only real reason I even care is because the spam comments clog my ability to find legitimate comments.

I'm more amused by the word problem security method, which is pretentious enough to appeal to me.

Thomas @ Mon Feb 12 12:24:08 2007 EST

I can't believe I didn't name this post "The Filthy Hamster, She Spams." What a wasted opportunity.

Chris P @ Mon Feb 12 21:41:09 2007 EST

"I'm more amused by the word problem security method, which is pretentious enough to appeal to me."

Hehehe. Well, let's see how the "Worst. Comment protection. Ever." system works before you implement anymore time consuming changes.

I too am curious to see what, if anything, will happen.

Lucretius @ Mon Feb 19 21:09:55 2007 EST

All I know is that in about one years time, "fnord" will become one of the most highly used internet slang terms, ever. Mark my words. You've created a monster.

XD



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