[wp-hackers] Simple comment spam experiment

Shelly at WordPress wordpress at anekostudios.com
Wed Apr 16 15:07:55 GMT 2008

 >>You might also consider making a field that is not "hidden" except via
CSS. This would prevent the form from showing up to anybody but a
spammer might be more prone to fill it in.<<

I'm sorry - that's what I meant :)

It's *not* hidden, it's still text, but it's given a class so it's 
hidden from view (and the label to it tells handicapped visitors to 
leave it empty).  Sorry I should have been more clear on that!  It does 
use CSS to "hide" it - but if it were automated in any way, then it'd be 
filled in.

I suppose you could even turn that field into a joke, and give it some 
kind of false name to make spammers even more likely to fill it in..so 
they don't just see a blank input field.

Like I said, this is something I've wanted to *try* for a while, just 
never took the time to do it.  Now I'm wondering if it would work :)


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