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October 17, 2005

Updated the feedback scripts

Filed under: Website Updates — Suramya @ 1:54 AM

Got tired of the feedback spam, I was literally getting ~20 entries in my guesbook a day that just contain links to porn sites and poker sites etc. Added some more code to make it difficult for automated submissions from suceeding. Lets hope it works. If not I will have to add some sort of test (like the one used by yahoo and other sites to prevent automated creation of accounts) to the section.

Let me know if you have any problems with the feedback section.



  1. You are on wordpress … so just get the captcha plugin!!! I use it now, and comment span is down to 0%

    Comment by Vinit — October 20, 2005 @ 12:33 AM

  2. Oops, you mean your site feedback section … well try to RE the captcha plugin … should be able to use in on your site too!

    Comment by Vinit — October 20, 2005 @ 12:36 AM

  3. The problem is not on the Blog, it is on the Guestbook which is a collection of scripts I wrote a while ago to let people give me feedback on the site.

    The blog hardly gets any spam so that part is good. Although the new code changes seem to have reduced the amount of spam (Atleast so far)

    – Suramya

    Comment by Suramya — October 20, 2005 @ 12:37 AM

  4. Ok… The both of us are really bored…I see you posted a new comment while I was typing my response
    Maybe one of us should just walk over rather than keep posting responses on the blog. ;).

    – Suramya

    Comment by Suramya — October 20, 2005 @ 12:40 AM

  5. Try this simple trick: Add a field that says “Enter Suramya’s First name” or what is “0+1”. Trust me, a lot of bots are generic stuff and will not get past it and your real visitors will have a good laugh and have no issues providing the answer

    Comment by Anomalizer — January 3, 2006 @ 10:35 AM

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