December 17, 2006

you may notice

That I've changed the validation fields on clockworkfish and Too Many Cooks. They now required a specific set of characters in order to submit a comment. The specific set is described in words just before the field. The idea is that spammers' software can scan the existing comments form and automatically pick out the details. This is now impossible.

I've been running it on clockworkfish this week, and it has worked a treat. So today Too Many Cooks, and next weekend anyone else who asks for it. (I'd recommend sending me an email or commenting on this post stating the sentence which describes the required set and the actual set so I can put something you like together).

Many happy wishes for the season.

Posted by carla at December 17, 2006 03:19 PM | TrackBack


Posted by: giffy at December 17, 2006 08:54 PM

Good idea. Seasons' greetings to you too.

Posted by: suraya at December 18, 2006 07:51 AM

I like this idea a lot. I shall think on what I want my thing to be :)

Posted by: Jenni at December 18, 2006 05:05 PM

Still no comment spam on clockworkfish or Too Many Cooks. Anyone who wants to get set up please send me the password and query you want.

I'll eventually get round to applying them to each blog by fiat (as it saves me despamming time and will give me a chance to start to make some improvements around here...)

Posted by: .carla at January 4, 2007 05:59 PM

Still no spam on Too Many Cooks or clockworkfish. Special Knives has volunteered to be the next guinea pig.

Posted by: .carla at January 10, 2007 07:37 AM
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