Damn You Spammers

may 25, 2010

Spammers have a special place in hell.  I hope they all burn and burn for a long time.

Anyways, for some reason, I forgot to add the comments RSS feed to my RSS reader. That meant that for a while, the comments weren't being actively checked. The other day when I came to my blog to look for something, I was surprised that there was a boatload of comment spam.  I cleaned it up quickly and figured that the spam deterrent for dertyn was a bit underwhelming.

I figured out a different way of trying to block spammers. I pretty am sure the ones that got through were from a human and not a bot (I could be wrong though).  The method that I came up with will cause people to use their heads a little more to post a comment -- but it is still better than forcing people to create an account and log in.  It also should be good enough to not be brute forced by robots.

Hopefully, it will be enough to keep the spammers at bay.  I will trying to figure something else out to better fortify the comments section so that they can stay open.  Grab the latest version of dertyn here.

I hate spammers.