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Myqanda, Possibly A Simple Anti-Bot Solution To Fight Coment Spams?

I just checked my server log between Dec 19, 2006 and today. SCode Plugin has successfully prevented 2140 comment spams, but there were 122 spams which slipped through the cracks. Those 122 provided correct answers from the CAPTCHA image. And judging from the timestamps, I’m pretty sure that those 122 were automated spam attacks using bots. However, considering that evil spammers would go as far as hiring freelancers to solve CAPTCHAs manually, there’s a chance that some people out there somewhere ‘unintentionally’ spammed my blog manually 122 times since Dec 2006.…

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Trackback Keyword Plugin

I’ve just released Trackback Keyword Plugin. It’s a Blojsom plugin that checks the content of trackback URL for the existence of at least one of the specified keywords which will determine whether the trackback is a spam or not. A trackback spam will then be deleted or moderated. I created this plugin because my blog started receiving some trackback spams from the usual poker-viagra-and-friends web sites. I know this plugin is not a perfect solution, specially compared to Akismet.…

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