Spam

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I logged into this blog today and saw I had 86 spam comments waiting for me.  Even in the time it took me to mark all of them as spam, another 3 spam comments were posted.  Time to fight back!  I installed a plugin called Did You Pass Math?, which requires commenters to answer a simple math question before commenting.  Sorry if it causes anyone extra trouble :P

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7 Responses to “Spam”

  1. Adam (7) Says:

    i can do maths

    Using Mozilla Firefox Mozilla Firefox 1.5.0.10 on Windows Windows XP
  2. Mary (28) Says:

    OMG!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
    “Add 8 and 10 (required) ”
    equals 18

    that’s how old I’m going to be in 12 days…
    And we (Possum and I) were just talking about that

    weird…

    Anyway, neat spam prevention ^__^b

    Using Mozilla Firefox Mozilla Firefox 1.0.7 on Linux Linux
  3. Possum Says:

    I’m posting as a guest to use the math thing (7+4 for me).

    I hope this doesn’t frustrate anyone. I can make something simpler that still requires human thought (like “what color is an orange?” or “how many times does the letter ‘o’ appear in this sentence?”) but I think this is rather effective and simple.

    By the way, my favorite spam message I received said something like “Nice site. Please don’t delete my links” followed by a bunch of spam!

    Using Mozilla Firefox Mozilla Firefox 2.0.0.2 on Windows Windows XP
  4. Kevin^L (43) Says:

    WHAT?!?! IT TOOK ME AN HOUR TO SOLVE THAT, TOO HARD!

    Mine was: “Find the integral of ‘xlog(x)dx’

    Took me a bit but I got it!

    Gratz to Mary on 18.

    Using Mozilla Firefox Mozilla Firefox 1.5.0.10 on Windows Windows XP
  5. Jesse (6) Says:

    Add 0 and 9.

    I think it’s 90….

    Anyway. Awesome program. It’s effective.

    Using Mozilla Firefox Mozilla Firefox 2.0.0.2 on Windows Windows XP
  6. Possum Says:

    Well it’s better than no spam protection. I still got 9 spam today XD

    Using Mozilla Firefox Mozilla Firefox 2.0.0.2 on Windows Windows XP
  7. tim (10) Says:

    this took me ten tries loljk

    Using Mozilla Firefox Mozilla Firefox 1.5.0.4 on Windows Windows XP